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Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative enters phase three

Megan Chapman August 10, 2012

The Voinovich School, in partnership with Rural Action, Inc. and The Sugarbush Foundation, looks forward to the third phase of the Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative (AOZWI). AOZWI is a collaboration with regional communities in an effort to build local wealth and environmental health by increasing waste diversion and supporting the development of a zero waste economy. The Voinovich School is conducting quantitative and qualitative research, GIS mapping, and business modeling for the initiative. Phase three will include business recycling surveys, informal business recycling focus groups, supply chain mapping, and wasteshed mapping. Two key deliverables to be released fall 2012 are results of a 3,000 household recycling survey and case studies of exemplary Ohio recycling programs. More information can be found at www.ruralaction.org/zerowaste.