FMTV - Racing To Zero

Racing To Zero

Runtime: 55m 06s | Release date: 2014

Only one-third of the waste in the United States is recycled or composted. Why? Industry, through its practice of planned obsolescence, plays a major role; our lives are almost totally dependent on unrecyclable petroleum products. In order to reach zero waste, we need to change our relationship with garbage and view the things we discard as resources, rather than waste.

Racing To Zero examines our society's garbage practices in terms of consumption, preparation, use, and production, and discovers some amazing solutions in San Francisco, which is successfully taking the necessary steps to reach zero waste. Cities all over the United States have instituted zero-waste policies of their own, and it is through these mandates that we are challenged to think differently about not only how we handle our garbage, but what it can become.


Robert Haley
William Rathje
Robert Shaffer


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Patricia Vail | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
This is a joke. San Fransisco has become a dirty mosh pit. By their own admission they are not anywhere near zero waste- but who cares about that when the city is covered in feces? Gross.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share how you feel, Patricia. You're right, there’s more to do. The film wants to present an inspiring blueprint for change and we hope this can serve as an inspiration. ~ Jasmin ❤
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Karen Norman | 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Very positive and uplifting film! Full of creativity and successes in reducing waste and recycling that I hope individuals and other cities are inspired by.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Karen! ❤ ~ Iris
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Leigh Williams | 10 months ago
Incredibly informative film. Will inspire people and municipalities everywhere!
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 10 months ago
Thank you for the feedback, Leigh :) ~ Joyce

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