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 screen-headline-subhead-110716 Waste Less Live Better Workshop Inspires New Yorkers to Align with Zero Waste

Each year, New York City generates 6 million tons of waste — that’s 24 pounds per person each week at home, at work and on the go. This waste creates health and environmental issues and costs $420+ million to truck, barge or otherwise transport to out of state landfills and incinerators.  To reduce these risks, in 2015 Mayor de Blasio introduced a plan with the ambitious goal of sending Zero Waste to Landfill by 2030.

Jacquie Ottman delivering a NYC Zero Waste Workshop aimed at aligning consumers with zero waste

Jacquie Ottman, founder of WeHateToWaste.com, delivering a WasteLess, LiveBetter workshop on NYC Zero Waste.

We believe that aligning with the Mayor’s Zero Waste by 30 plan can help each and every New Yorker to live better. That’s because enlightened waste reduction strategies can lead to stronger communities, greater economic resilience and money savings, on top of the ability to reduce clutter and stress.

Our WasteLess LiveBetter workshop is designed to show New Yorkers how. It’s the perfect vehicle to raise awareness among New Yorkers in their roles as residents, consumers, and employees on the opportunities to live better  associated with zero waste. (‘Trash-free and happy, too’)


I. How Much Do New Yorkers Waste? Where Does It All Go?
II. Introducing NYC’s ‘Zero Waste by 2030’ Plan
III. Beyond Recycling: Why Reducing and Reusing Must be Part of NYC Zero Waste Efforts
IV. How to Share, Swap, Borrow, Donate and Gift Our Way to a Better New York
V. What Will You Pledge to Help NYC Get to Zero Waste?

NYC Zero Waste Workshop

Dropping off food scraps for composting at a local NYC greenmarket. (Image: GrowNYC)

Informed by the WeHateToWaste global community, Delivered by Experts

Our WasteLess LiveBetter workshop has been informed by the many inspiring stories and tips that have been shared by passionate waste-aware individuals at WeHateToWaste.com. It is led by Jacquie Ottman, a green marketing pioneer, and expert in zero waste, and advisor to governments, not for profits and businesses looking to align consumers with zero waste. Learn more about Jacquie Ottman HERE.

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What New Yorkers Say About Our WasteLess, LiveBetter Workshop

Jacquie is a committed environmentalist and waste-saver.  When she believes in something, she goes “all in”.  Her “WasteLess, LiveBetter” workshops are informative, insightful, and stimulating.  She is a catalyst who has the ability to get people excited about taking action to reduce waste and improve the quality of their lives. My church/community group looks forward to working with Jacquie to implement some of the great waste reduction ideas that we developed in her workshop.

-Bob Sauchelli, Member – Park Slope United Methodist Church

Jacquie presented a WasteLess, LiveBetter workshop to our Sustainable Living Committee and several guests in 2015. We found her to be a dynamic and engaging facilitator, who presents her original material in a way that helped us appreciate the urgency of NYC’s waste problem while encouraging creative and inspiring solutions by participants.  We were impressed by her depth of knowledge of the subject matter to her personal commitment to positive change.

– Liz Wolfe, Chair, Sustainability Committee, Fourth Universalist Society

This workshop was an eye-opener. Not only did I learn compelling facts about waste here in NYC, but it allowed our group to generate our own ideas. I’m motivated to move forward with more of a ‘No-Waste Mindset’ here in NYC.

                     – Kathryn Wolfson, Attendee, Columbia University

Want to Learn More About Our WasteLess, LiveBetter Workshop?

Download this PDF:  Zero Waste NYC Workshop

Schedule a WasteLess, LiveBetter workshop  HERE

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Link Here for Our Free ‘NYC Zero Waste by 2030’ Resources:

NYC Zero Waste Resource Guide

Share, Swap, Borrow Our Way to a Better NYC


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Read Inspiring Stories about Achieving Zero Waste in NYC