Zero Waste International Alliance Promotes positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and raises community awareness about 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 its weekly environmental impact.

Books, Periodicals, and Videos

Books and magazines available through Jackson County Libraries; Videos available 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).
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!
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.

Odds and Ends  Recommended by Reese Bennet