About Reduce Your Waste Project
Reduce Your Waste Project is a place to exchange information, stories and successes about, you guessed it, the reduction of waste, and about sustainability in general. Too much goes to the landfill every day, but each of us can make a difference in our own lives by learning how to consume and throw away less. Reduce Your Waste Project informs you about the issues and offers solutions. The “Project” part of the name is intentional. Working toward reducing waste is like any other project one takes on. Changes take time, and as with a project, there are always new and creative ways to address and solve problems.
It all started with Betty and Jon Shelley, who, over the course of several years, gradually lowered the amount of trash they generated, arriving in 2006 to just one 35-gallon garbage can per year. This led to Betty’s successful Less is More class, held mostly in and around Portland, Oregon. Reduce Your Waste Project seeks to take this necessary conversation to the world to help people realize how easy it is to make a significant impact on the environment and climate change.