Zero Waste - What is it? How Can You Participate?
What is Zero Waste?
It’s a target, goal, and ongoing process that involves continually examining the waste our club creates and changing our purchasing, use, and disposal habits. Most important, we prevent the creation of waste whenever possible. For any waste we cannot prevent, we recycle and compost as much as possible, so as little as possible is sent to our local landfill, with zero being our goal. We realize zero is a big goal, but we aim high, we invite all teams in the league to join us in this initiative and are happy to help you get started!
How can you participate in our Zero Waste efforts?
- Prevent waste before it happens. Feel free to bring snacks from home, but consider alternatives to disposable packaging. Avoid bringing Styrofoam since it is not recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable. Bring items that can be taken home and re-used, and choose recyclable or compostable packaging – or no packaging at all.
- Bring your waste items to Zero Waste stations located throughout the event grounds, where volunteers will help you recycle or compost your items instead of throwing them away, and answer questions about this initiative.
- Know what items can be recycled – clean paper, and empty plastic, metal and glass containers. At ZW stations we can also recycle granola and energy bar wrappers, chip bags and soft plastic bags and wrap.
- Know what can be composted – plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables and products made from grain can all be composted, as well as paper products that are free of wax.
- Ride your bike to All City Swim and save gasoline, save money, reduce pollution and your carbon footprint. You can lock up your bike at one of two racks: (1) along Nichols Road in front of the pool entrance and (2) at Winnequah Elementary School.