Here are a list of links to help educate yourself and others about zero waste with inspiring tips on how to reduce your consumption and carbon footprint in general.
Household Zero Waste Ideas
- Zero Waste Home – Here are a 100 tips to lower your waste at home
- Jen and Joey Go Green – Has a great page with tips for a home waste audit
Zero Waste Resources
- TerraCycle – Develops recycling programs for hard to recycle materials
- Eco-Cycle – Building Zero Waste Communities Resource
- UPSTREAM – an organization working to address waste in the production process
- Zero Waste International Alliance – International communities for zero waste
- Yellow Springs Resilience Network – Taking local action on climate change, building resources
- Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions – We are a community of educators, authors, filmmakers, and activists exploring Community Solutions to Peak Energy and Climate Change.
Documentaries and shorts on zero waste topics
- The Story of Stuff-The Story of Stuff Project’s journey began with a 20-minute online movie about the way we make, use and throw away all the Stuff in our lives.
- Clean Bin Project – A film documentary about a couple asking the question, “is it possible to live waste free?”
- Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story-Just Eat It is a 74-minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue by Peg Leg Films in partnership with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network.
- Trashed-Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution
- Bag It Movie– Jeb Berrier, a regular American man, makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store and has his life completely changed.
- Wasteland-Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.