The Waste Team is dedicated towards adopting regenerative principles and practices around Waste Streams. Whether you're a Zero-waste enthusiast, a dirt nerd, or want to work to Leave a Better Trace.

We invite you to join us!

Vision: Our Dreams for BRC 2030

BLAST Ideal: Camps utilize reusable items whenever possible, creating closed-loop resource management systems that contribute zero waste to landfills and support environmentally regenerative activities.

What We're Working On

BLAST Baseline Level: Does your camp separate and track waste, recyclables, and compost?

Mission: How We'll Get There

BLAST Focus: Reducing, reusing, recycling, pre-cycling, upcycling, and composting.

The Waste Team is focused on supporting camps to integrate the hierarchical Reduce, Recover, and Recycle paradigm into their waste streams practices:

1. Reduce: Stop waste from occurring in the first place

2. Recovery: Redistribute “waste” to those who need it most

3. Recycling: Repurpose “waste” in the most regenerative ways

Ways to Get Started:

Composting Do's and Don'ts

On Playa Compost Drying Methods

Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics

On December 2, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the "Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics." This strategy is part of a series of strategies on building a more circular economy for all.

The goal of the strategy is to prevent the loss and waste of food and increase recycling of organic materials, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save households and businesses money, and build cleaner communities. 

The four main objectives in the strategy are:

Objective 1: Prevent the loss of food where possible.

Objective 2: Prevent the waste of food where possible.

Objective 3: Increase the recycling rate for all organic waste.

Objective 4: Support policies that incentivize and encourage food loss and waste prevention and organics recycling.

Watch Our Talk About Waste

Burning Man: Green Theme Camp Summit - Waste

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Burning Man Compost Project