What is the Resident Race to Zero Waste Challenge?
The Resident Race to Zero Waste Challenge is a home waste reduction competition run in partnership with non-profit Live Zero Waste. Participants will work to produce no trash or recycling for the entire week. You'll be led through daily lessons on living zero waste in Ann Arbor, gain access to waste reduction and circular economy resources, be entered to win prizes, and be invited to attend several in-person waste reduction events! Registration is free and automatically enters you in a drawing to win a gift basket from local businesses. You can register for the challenge and learn more at
What is a Circular Economy?
A circular economy is an economic system based on the principles of eliminating waste and pollution, circulating products and materials, and regenerating nature. You can learn more about circular economies on our new
Circular Economy page.
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