zero–waste

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adjective ze·ro–waste \ˈzē-(ˌ)rō-ˈwāst, ˈzir-(ˌ)ō-\
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zero waste

Definition of zero–waste

  1. :  generating little or no waste a zero-waste event zero-waste manufacturing

zero waste

noun The creative waste management strategy of “zero waste” is a combination of community and industrial responsibility that includes deconstruction in spite of demolition, composting to keep odorous organic waste out of landfills, recycling, and a screening facility to allow more separation and reuse of waste rather than incineration. — Aimee Dolloff

First Known Use of zero–waste

1970


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