Educational Resources

Zero Waste YouTube Videos

Zero Waste Reading List

Articles on Zero Waste

Why Zero Waste


Forests – threats – by Greenpeace

The Story of Stuff – by Annie Leonard

Wasting and Recycling in the United States 2000 – Brenda Platt & Neil Seldman

Towards a Pollution-Free Planet – United Nations Environment Programme



A Visionary Goal


George Washington Carver and Henry Ford: Pioneers of Zero Waste – John Ferrell

What is Zero Waste – Peter Montague

The Urban Quest for ‘Zero’ Waste David Ferry – Fortune



What Is Waste?


The Geographies of Garbage Governance: Interventions, Interactions and Outcomes – Anna R. Davies

MSW Characterization Methodology – EPA

Plastic Pollution: The Problem – SLO active


Avoiding Waste


Communication from the Commission. Towards a thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste – Commission of the European Communities

Great To-Day and Greater Future – Henry Ford & Samuel Crowther

A Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste by 20%

The end of garbage  – Marc Gunther, Fortune, 2007

A world without waste – Jessica Winter, The Boston Globe, 2007

Can we make garbage disappear – Ivan Amato, Time Magazine, 1999

Best disposal option for the “Leftovers” on the way to Zero Waste – Ecocycle

How to Design Total Recycling Systems – Dan Knapp & Mary Lou Van Deventer

Zero Waste Resources – Urban Ore



Recognizing Zero Waste Greenwashing


It’s waste not, want not at super green Subaru plant – Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, 2008

So you think you’re recycling at work? – Amanda Paulson, Christian Science Monitor, 2001

“Green” Plastics at a Glance – Environmental Leader

Books on Zero Waste

Zero Waste Presentation Material

Energy Justice Network
Why Zero Waste to Landfill is not Zero Waste
Waste Management in Mallorca
25 years waste management in Mallorca

Zero Waste Conferences & Events