Zero Waste Policy
The Co-op is committed to continuously reducing our waste production in order to reduce our negative environmental impacts and increase our positive impacts. Our long-term vision is to be an organization that produces no waste at all, where the volume of our discarded materials is small and all such materials serve as reusable resources for other organizations. Our commitment to zero waste extends through all aspects of our operations, management, and community footprint. Therefore, we strive not only to reduce our own operational waste, but also the waste associated with both the production and the end use of the products we sell.
To begin, over the next 10 years, we commit to reducing the amount of waste we produce by at least 5% annually. The General Manager will submit annual reports to the Board documenting the Co-op’s progress toward our waste reduction goals.