Our VISION is an island community where waste no longer exists.
Our MISSION is to provide zero waste education, resources, and programs to build an ethical & responsible consumer culture.
Welcome to this new vision for our island of Oʻahu; a Zero Waste vision built on the reachable goal of a lifestyle in which waste is not a mandatory component to our daily actions. In this future a thriving circular economy resides at the heart of a resilient, responsible, self-sustaining community in which everything that arrives here gets re-used here.
Currently Hawai‘i residents produce double the national average of trash and our goal is to usher in a change that turns the tide, placing O‘ahu at the forefront of sustainable world.
ZWO is making waves in our community by retelling stories of waste in a multifaceted way. We focus on:
Education & Outreach to multiple sectors of our community
Encouraging and training citizens in civic engagement
Building coalitions that cross boundaries
Inspiring dynamic policy