Zero Waste

Protecting the natural environment that is so central to our ecosystem, economy, and Vermont way of life.


VPIRG believes that Vermont should break from a cradle-to-grave approach where products are made, consumed, and discarded and instead embrace an ambitious “zero waste” program that strives to eliminate waste, rather than simply manage it.

Manufacturers need to be held accountable for putting their products into our environment, and VPIRG is committed to ensuring they do as little damage as possible to the natural landscape we all love so much.

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Recent Zero Waste News

2022 Mid-Session Legislative Update

We’re halfway through the 2022 legislative session in Vermont, and though our work continues to look a little different due to the ongoing pandemic, we …
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We’re headed down to Windham!

Camping at Fort Dummer in Brattleboro to canvass in Windham County is an age-old tradition for the VPIRG summer canvass (see the full office sending …
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2021 Legislative Wrap-Up

The Vermont legislature has officially wrapped up its work for the session, and once again VPIRG’s research, member engagement, and advocacy efforts paid off. We …
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