GAIA Zero Waste MasterPlan - Flipbook - Page 6
The Zero Waste Masterplan
Why Zero Waste?
WHY SHOULD CITIES WORK TOWARDS ZERO WASTE?
We’re facing a difficult road ahead: cities are contending with an economic downturn, the
collapse of recycling markets, an escalating climate crisis, and a widening wealth gap leaving
millions of Americans in a state of precarity. There’s a clear need for systemic change.
These overlapping crises present an opportunity to build more resilient cities. By investing in a
sustainable, just economy, we can mitigate the impact of future crises and bring much-needed
relief to communities.