Together, we have the chance to make Philadelphia a Zero Waste city by 2035. Zero Waste starts with one person, one community, and one city coming together for a Zero Waste and litter-free future. Whether you’re a Philadelphia resident, City agency, nonprofit, business, or institution, you can take actions to reduce your waste and play a part in advancing Philadelphia toward its Zero Waste goal. Read on to learn about how you can get involved and inspire others to help, too!
The Zero Waste Partnership Program is a new way for the City to collaborate with local businesses and organizations on achieving Zero Waste in Philadelphia. Partners take the extra step to report on their Zero Waste practices, including several Zero Waste Action Items and monthly waste diversion rates. Not only does this program encourage Zero Waste practices throughout the city, but it encourages knowledge sharing between the City and Zero Waste Partners: the Partnership will give the City access to additional waste diversion data and give Partners the opportunity to share their best practices with the City and influence future goals. Plus, Partners will earn special incentives for implementing Zero Waste practices, such as eligibility for the Sustainable Business Tax Credit, and exclusive marketing tools from the City. Visit the official Zero Waste Partnership Program website to learn more.