Inspirational and Educational

Going Zero Waste Kathryn Kellogg says, “it’s not about perfection, it’s about making better choices.” This website offers many ideas for creating a healthier home and reducing environmental impact in everyday life.
Trash is for Tossers Lauren Singer, of New York City, documents her journey into a zero waste lifestyle and shows how it can be cost-effective, fun, and simple to achieve.
What and How to Recycle A helpful resource about what can and can’t be recycled. Because it is provided by a bulk glass and plastic wholesaler in the US. what your local recycler accepts could be different from the guidelines in this resource.
Zero Waste Home Called “the priestess of zero waste” by the New York Times, Bea Johnson strives to shatter the misconceptions of adopting a zero waste lifestyle.
Zero Waste International Alliance Promotes positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and raises community awareness about the benefits of zero waste.

Retail Companies for a Zero Waste Shift

Bee’s Wrap A plastic-free cling style wrap made from cloth and beeswax.
Life Without Plastic Provides plastic-free alternatives to many household items.
Simple Ecology Creates eco-friendly household goods, including reusable produce and shopping bags.

Zero Waste Initiatives

Berkley Farmer’s Market This farmer’s market practices zero waste steps to reduce its weekly environmental impact.
Zero Waste October A challenge designed for school children in northern California to learn about personal environmental impacts and discover alternatives in a fun, school-wide experience for 31 days in October.

Books, Periodicals, and Videos

Books and magazines available through Jackson County Libraries; Videos available online.

Plastic Free by Beth Terry (zero waste resource book)
Wasteland (Excellent documentary film)
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson (zero waste resource book).
Mother of the Zero Waste lifestyle movement, Bea Johnson has been striving to be a trash-free family since 2008. While she knows change can be challenging, her suggestion is that we make one change at a time, find how we can “do” this change easily, regularly, and let it encourage us to make the next change. Her local talk in Oct. 2019 sponsored by The Ashland Co-op was inspiring!

Odds and Ends

Angie’s List article  Recommended by Reese Bennet