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Katie Deuel, executive director of Home ReSource, said her organization is partnering with city on the "Zero by Fifty" initiative.

The City of Missoula, in collaboration with its nonprofit partner Home ReSource and the community-based Zero Waste Advisory Committee, will hold an open house Thursday as the next step in the city's waste-reduction initiative, called "Zero by Fifty: Missoula's Pathway to Zero Waste."

The open house will debut four focus areas of the forthcoming plan, along with supporting strategies for each. The four "paths" that form the backbone of the plan are access, infrastructure, education and policy. The paths and supporting strategies grew from information and ideas gathered at three community listening sessions, coupled with best practices culled from exemplary community initiatives around the country.

The open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Home ReSource community room at 1515 Wyoming St. The Missoula City Council adopted a zero-waste resolution in 2016 in an effort to systematically avoid and eliminate the toxicity of waste and materials and to conserve resources. For more information visit ci.missoula.mt.us/2087/Zero-Waste.

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