Zero Waste Resources

Websites Worthy of Your Time

Zero Waste Home is the site of Californian Bea Johnson, the founder of the zero waste lifestyle movement. It includes a web-based bulkfinder map which allows you to search for places to buy unpackaged goods anywhere in the world.

Trash is for Tossers  is the blog of New York based zero waster Lauren Singer.

Eco Boost is the site of Kate Arnell, TV presenter and eco blogger. London-based, she has been living zero waste for several years and her blog is a great resource. Especially good for women’s fashion.

No Impact Man is the site of New Yorker Colin Beavan, who lived for a year without producing rubbish or using electricity and carbon powered transport.

My Make Do and Mend Life is run by Jen Gale, who lives in Wiltshire and bought nothing new for an entire year. Her site is full of tips on sustainable and waste-free living.

Films You Should See

The Story of Stuff can be watched in 20 minutes, and is ‘about the way we make, use and throw away all the Stuff in our lives.’

The Circular Economy is a 20 minute talk by Ellen MacArthur, the woman who sailed around the world, proposing a solution to the problem of stuff.

The Clean Bin Project is a fun, feature-length documentary film about a Vancouver couple who compete to see who can produce the least rubbish in a year.

No Impact Project follows Colin Beavan and his family as they spend a year trying to prevent environmental catastrophe.