11 Jul '11, 9pm

Austin Families Go Zero Waste on Reality TV

Austin Families Go Zero Waste on Reality TV

Four Austin families competed to reduce their household’s trash to zero in the first zero waste reality show in the U.S. Photo: City of Austin Reality TV shows already challenge contestants to lose weight in front of millions of viewers. But a different kind of reality show recently aired in Austin, where families competed to drop pounds from their household’s waste – not cut inches from their waists. Produced by the city of Austin’s waste management program , “Dare to Go Zero” challenged four local families to reduce their household’s trash to zero in five weeks. Each week, the families’ trash was weighed in the style of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” and the family with the highest percentage of “waste loss” by the end of the series won a $2,000 sustainable home improvement package. READ: Meet the Zero Waste Family The show debuted this Earth Day on Austin’s government acces...

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