Waste is a design flaw:

Ecosystems recycle materials indefinitely in circular loops, but the human-designed system trashes over 90% of the materials extracted from the earth within six months. The Center for Zero Waste Design helps to develop and implement design strategies within the built environment to help cities achieve zero waste.

ABNY grant facilitates study of waste on commercial streets in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn and Chinatown, Manhattan

ABNY grant facilitates study of waste on commercial streets in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn and Chinatown, Manhattan

The Center for Zero Waste Design is currently undertaking a project examining waste in commercial areas in two neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York City. Through grant funding from the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), CfZWD is ...
Put Waste to Work Advocacy Campaign

Put Waste to Work Advocacy Campaign

The Center for Zero Waste Design and WXY have released an advocacy campaign calling on the incoming administration to deal with NYC’s trash issues. Put Waste to Work: For Vibrant Streetscapes, Green Jobs and Healthy Neighborhoods outlines a plan to ...
Zero Waste Design for High-Density Cities: NYC, Hong Kong and Singapore

Zero Waste Design for High-Density Cities: NYC, Hong Kong and Singapore

We are pleased to share our final report from our Design Trust Feature Grant from the Hong Kong Design Trust.  This work was done in collaboration with the Business Environment Council of Hong Kong and Circular Cities Asia, a platform of ...