ze·​ro-waste | \ ˈzē-(ˌ)rō-ˈwāst How to pronounce zero-waste (audio) , ˈzir-(ˌ)ō- \
variants: or zero waste

Definition of zero-waste

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

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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, in the meaning defined above

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“Zero-waste.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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