Inspirational/Educational:

Zero Waste International Alliance Promotes positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and raises community awareness to the benefits of zero waste.

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.

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.

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.

Retail Companies for a zero waste shift:

Life Without Plastic Provides plastic free alternatives to many household items.

Bee’s Wrap A plastic free cling style wrap made from cloth and beeswax.

Simple Ecology Creates eco-friendly household goods, including reusable
produce and shopping bags.

Zero Waste Initiatives

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.

Berkley Farmer’s Market This farmer’s market practices zero waste steps
to reduce it’s weekly environmental impact.

Books, Periodicals and Videos

(Availability: books and magazines: Jackson County Libraries, Videos: online).

Mother Earth Living Nov-Dec 2017 Replacing plastics with durables for food storage.

Plastic Free by Beth Terry, Zero Waste Resource Book

Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson, 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.