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You will quickly find that “zero waste” means different things to different people. For some, it is simplifying their trash so much so that it fits into a mason jar. For others, it’s simply how they have lived for years (long before it was labeled “zero waste”). For me, as a middle class white woman, after hearing news story after news story about the state of our climate, I realized the U.S. government and large