Spokane Zero Waste

Our mission: Shift culture & commerce in Spokane, to eliminate waste and the greenhouse gasses it produces for the benefit of all life.

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We are pleased and proud to announce:

We have been awarded a Renew Seed Grant through Nextcycle Washington* to conduct a feasibility study and pilot a Mend-It Cafe in collaboration with Art SalvageOur "Mend-It" Cafe is designed to help divert textile waste from landfill and grow a repair economy here in Spokane. With this effort we will be joining communities around the globe engaged in reuse and repair over replacement. Our aim is to reduce textile waste by offering free mending services, to teach people a variety of repair/sewing techniques and provide an income to menders.Want to help with our study? Take this short surveyCome to the Cafe on Saturday May 20th, 11-2 at the Shadle Library - everyone is welcome, it’s free and open to the public.
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*NextCycle Washington, provides funding for projects focused on material waste prevention, reuse, repair, recovery, recycling, and composting to help grow Washington State’s circular economy.

Plastic Free lifestyle Photo by Ishan seefromthesky on Unsplash

What we do

  • Educate citizens

  • Work with local business and organizations to develop waste solutions

  • Participate in a state-wide coalition to drive policy change

  • Promote and support closed loop systems like composting and Extended Producer Responsibility legislation.

Why should you support EPR?

It makes those who profit from using cheap, waste-producing packaging responsible for the full life cycle of the materials they use.

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Where you can find us in person

March 22, 2023
International School
Student led Climate Action Service Fair
APRIL 22, 2023
Hope for Creation ‘CARE FOR WATER’
CONFERENCE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL
2nd ANNUAL EVENT PREPARES COMMUNITY
FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EXPO ’74
Saturday, APRIL 29, 2023
City of Spokane Urban Forestry
Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Finch Arboretum, 3404 W Woodland Blvd, Spokane, WA 99224
Map for directions: Directions to Finch Arboretum
Time: 11am to 2pm

Who we are

We are a group of committed citizens passionate about eliminating single use plastics from our economic system. We believe there are innovative solutions out there to replace this material and through personal and legislative action we can provide space for those innovations to flourish.

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