Proposed features/Low waste and zero waste
Note: In a funny coincidence members of the German community started drafting zero_waste=* shortly after I created this proposal: https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=66410. There's now an international discussion at https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=66456.
|Low waste and zero waste|
|Status:||Draft (under way)|
|Definition:||Point out that an organisation actively avoids waste|
Introduce the tag low_waste=yes/zero_waste/no.
This would be useful information for people looking to minify their footprint.
The only tag the author could find currently in OSM was zero_waste=*. Such a strict criterion (zero waste) excludes some shops that do a great effort to avoid waste, but do make some compromises. Another alternative was packaging_free=*, but this excludes shops that offer packaged goods where you are expected to bring back the packaging for refill by the manufacturer.
- low_waste=yes: avoids waste
- low_waste=zero_waste: produces and sells absolutely no waste that can't be composted. Packaging such as glass pots that customers should return is allowed. Recyclable packaging is debatable – what do you think?
- low_waste=no: does not avoid waste enough to be tagged with low_waste=yes
Shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, other facilities.
A "see also" link on organic=* should be added.