Solutions in Zero Waste

Sending nothing to landfill is a foreseeable future

Imagine a world in which nothing goes to landfills or to incinerators. We think it is achievable, and SF Environment is doing everything we can to make it happen.

See solutions for:
Now that many residents are bringing their own bags to the grocery store, they no longer have extra bags on hand for their household bins. Here are some tips for alternatives to using single-use bags as liners.
Tissue paper should always be composted. Tissue paper is usually made out of recycled paper, therefore the fibers are already shortened to the point where it cannot be recycled again. If possible, try to avoid purchasing shiny wrapping paper as...
Checkout Bags Definitions and Labeling Requirements
See solutions for:
Check here to see if a laptop, desktop or monitor is registered in EPEAT, the global registry for greener electronics. EPEAT, short for Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool, is an ecolabel that covers environmental issues including...
Garden for the Environment is a local non-profit organization offering free classes on home composting systems!
Customize recycling and composting signs for your home or business!
How close to zero waste is your business?
Learn about San Francisco's Precautionary Purchasing Ordinance...