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Slash your trash and live a lower waste lifestyle

Join us in taking an in-depth look at the goods we buy and waste we create. Put into action practical solutions to recycle more, prevent waste, and practice more thoughtful consumption.
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Ever wonder how you create so much trash at home? Reducing waste is a great way to lower your impact on the environment and reduce the amount of stuff you have to deal with, but it can be hard to figure out what actions to take and how to fit them into your life.

The Hennepin County Zero Waste Challenge will help you identify the best solutions for your household and get resources and support to take those actions.

Remember that developing low-waste habits is a gradual process. Start by browsing the actions within each category, and select actions that make sense for you and your family. In this challenge, you can select up to five daily actions and five one-time actions.
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Collective Impact

Our strength is in our numbers

We believe the solution to the planet’s biggest challenges lies in the power of collective action. By taking action in our own lives and inspiring the people around us, each of us contributes to a world of impact.

Come back and check in on May 1 and watch our impact add up.

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