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Meet Maria: Q&A with Zero Waste’s new co-director

Meet Maria Bonner, Rural Action’s newest Zero Waste program co-director! Maria was previously the Zero Waste Program Manager, and she is stepping into this new ... Read More

Would you like to reduce waste at your gathering with Zero Waste’s reusable dishware?

By Seth Kern, AmeriCorps Member

Do you have a family party or event coming up, and want to reduce waste? We’ve got a great way to ... Read More

Talking Trash — Taking the Zero Waste Pledge

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces about 5 pounds of trash a day. However, being aware of how much waste ... Read More

Land Bank Uses Zero Waste Tactics to Fight Blight

Communities often use land banks as a means of dealing with abandoned property, removing blight and improving local communities, but few focus on zero waste ... Read More

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Creating Economic Opportunity on the Road to Zero Waste

It takes a village to be zero waste. Or in the case of Appalachian Ohio, it takes many villages working together.

That’s how Rural Action and ... Read More

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Nominations Sought for 2022 Sustainability Awards

Do you know an individual, business, or organization that’s making our little corner of Appalachia a better place to live? Nominate them for Rural Action’s ... Read More

SOPEC Takes the Zero Waste Pledge

The Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC) is the latest organization to take Rural Action’s Zero Waste Pledge.

Since 2014, it has been SOPEC’s mission to ... Read More

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Recycling Effort Diverts 7 Tons of Material From Landfill During OhioHealth Office Move

Athens, OH — Thanks to a joint effort by OhioHealth, Rural Action, Goodwill Industries, and Ohio University’s Campus Recycling, 7 tons of material that might ... Read More

Upcoming Recycling Events

Here’s a list of upcoming recycling events, including several that will accept difficult-to-recycle materials (CHaRMs) and medical supplies. Details change and more are being added ... Read More

Maria Bonner is Zero Waste Program Manager

Maria Bonner joined Rural Action in 2021 as the Zero Waste Program Manager. She was first introduced to the world of zero waste programming through ... Read More

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