On June 14th from 6-8, Center for Architecture and AIA New York will celebrate the opening of Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City. The exhibition explores how architects, designers, and building professionals can help NYC achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030.
Great design will play a crucial role in getting to zero. 24,000 tons of wasted materials leave NYC each day. What if we could replace all single use coffee cups with reusable mugs? What if every building had a compost program? What if all buildings had dedicated storage for returnable shipping boxes? What if there were no more trash bags on our sidewalks?
The exhibition shines a spotlight on strategies in the Zero Waste Design Guidelines launched last fall by the Center for Architecture and made possible by generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation. The guidelines provide a comprehensive set of zero waste design best practices for commercial and residential buildings.
Foodprint Group is a proud co-author of the guidelines. It was an honor to collaborate with city agencies, architects, designers, developers, building managers, and other leaders in sustainable design to hone a set of commercial and residential building best practices. We are particularly excited about the comprehensive recommendations for food operations.
To keep the collaborative spirit going on the path to 0x30, post your favorite waste reduction and reuse strategies on instagram and tag us: @foodprintgroup.
See you on June 14!