PRACTICAL ZERO WASTE
Community-based Waste Management Model
By Ana Rocha
Community-based zero waste models, decentralized and built on the strengths of a community despite the challenges that it faces with solid waste management. The model is based on the assumption that when people are given a good choice they embrace it and that just waste management is only achieved through the combination of social and environmental strategies, that are beneficial to the communities and to the environment. The model also envisions the connection between social movements and climate movements, establishing the clear and neglected relation between waste mismanagement and the climate emergency.