Gone Zero

Gone Zero?

Going zero-waste is challenging!

As more and more businesses, organizations, and individuals place a heightened focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability, zero-waste programs are becoming popular all around the world. Increased interest in environmental sustainability, the importance of recycling, and heightened awareness of climate change. From public schools to private businesses, these initiatives are playing vital roles in sustainability efforts.

Every zero-waste program is different and presents a variety of challenges and opportunities for innovation in sustainability, operations, product design, and day to day operations.

Working towards zero-waste presents unique challenges

We’re committed to making zero-waste and organics diversion easy and successful.  We created #GoneZero to share zero-waste success stories, provide helpful tips and information, and inspire everyday people to make a difference – because

together we can waste less, and create a more sustainable future.

Food Waste is a Big Deal!

Food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste (MSW) sent to landfills in the United States, accounting for approximately 18% of the waste stream.

That is over 35 million tons of food waste that the U. S. sends to the landfills each year.  Food waste includes food that could be used to feed people or animals, as well as waste from cooking and food preparation.  This wasted food represents a tremendous loss for communities and the economy, but there is hope…There are many different solutions to combat food waste.  Donating safe edible food for human consumption, and composting food scraps are just some of the many ways to reduce food waste.


When diverted from a landfill to an industrial compost facility, food scraps are converted into compost, a nutrient rich soil amendment helping the overall health of the soil.

Composting is the most practical and sustainable way to handle food scraps and yard waste. Learn more about composting by visiting our composting page.

The US EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy.  Click the image to learn more.
The US EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy. Click the image to learn more.

Want to Learn More?

At Natur-Tec®, we’re dedicated to helping you reach your sustainability goals.

Starting a Zero-Waste Program

Get started with Zero-Waste with helpful tips and considerations.

Bioplastics 101

Information straight from the experts.  Learn about bioplastics, compostability, carbon footprint, and more!


Compost has the power to restore soils, reduce food waste, and much more!  Learn about all the benefits of composting here.


Natur-Bag® liners are engineered strong, for the toughest organics collection jobs.

Learn how Natur-Bag® bags and liners integrate seamlessly into zero-waste and organics diversion programs.

Tell Your Story

We want to hear from you. Zero-waste and organics diversion programs present unique challenges and opportunities for continuous improvement.

Share Your Success.

Improve your program by learning from the challenges and innovations from other programs.

Share your “Gone Zero” story for a chance to win a zero-waste prize pack!

    Do you/does your organization currently participate in zero-waste/organics diversion?

    YesNoPlan to start a program

    Does your program incorporate BPI certified compostable products?


    Does your program use Natur-Tec products?

    How did you learn about the Gone Zero Program?

    May we contact you in regards to your responses? (we may need your address if you are a winner of a zero-waste gift pack)


    Do you give Natur-Tec permission to share your story? (we will contact you prior to sharing)


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