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

Creating Wealth From Waste – Robin Murray

Zero Waste – Robin Murray

Zero Waste Home – Bea Johnson

No Impact Man – Colin Beavan

Garbology – Edward Humes

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint – Joanna Yarrow

Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero Waste World – Michelle Mulder

Designing for Zero Waste – Steffen Lehmann

The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time – Paul Connett

Getting To Zero Waste – Paul Palmer

Better Living: In pursuit of happiness from Plato to Prozac – Mark Kingwell

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things – William McDonough  & Michael Branugart

Getting at the Source: Strategies for Reducing Municipal Solid Waste – World Wildlife Fund

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