Resource conservation, open space preservation, climate action, public health, and smart growth are long-held Missoula values. Zero Waste is a global movement that supports those values through practical measures that can be implemented at the local level. Zero Waste is a community priority for Missoula’s institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and citizens. After years of collaborating and planning, these values and visions have coalesced into a City of Missoula ZERO by FIFTY Zero Waste plan.
ZERO by FIFTY: Missoula’s Pathway to Zero Waste is already in motion, with Zero Waste making its way to local businesses, parks, and schools. With a guiding framework and prioritized recommendations, the ZERO by FIFTY plan provides a formal starting line for an earnest and concerted Missoula Zero Waste effort.
Together, Missoula’s residents and institutions can join the City in taking concrete, collective steps along this pathway to achieve community sustainability. [excerpt from ZERO by FIFTY: Missoula’s Pathway to Zero Waste pla