Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day Four

Community recommendations

Today is all about where we can go for help and inspiration to find ways to reduce our waste.

When we want to make changes to our lives or start something new, we generally like to get a few ideas on how to go about it. The whole point of this year’s Zero Waste Week is to show that you’re not alone on your journey and that there’s a whole community of people walking with you and ready and able to help. As you’ve seen throughout the week, we asked a few of those people to share their journey. One of the things we asked of them was to recommend a book, a film, a blog, a podcast or a social media profile that has inspired them on their Zero Waste path.

They’ve come up with the following suggestions for you:


Leftover Pie by Anna Pitt

Love Your Leftovers by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Thich Nhat Hanh – Love letter to the earth

The Good Ancestor by Roman Krznaric

The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide – Jen Gale

There is no Planet B by Mike Berners Lee

Greta Thunberg ‘No one is too small to make a difference’

Zoe Morrison – Eco Thrifty Living

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart & William McDonough

The Joy of Reusable Nappies, by Laura Tweedale

Sapiens – a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

How to Go Waste Free by Caroline Jones.

Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson.

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

English Pastoral: An Inheritance by James Rebanks

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Films / documentaries

Kiss the Ground directed by Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Josh Tickell

David Attenborough’s new documentary “The year the earth changed”

The True Cost of Fast Fashion

Plastic China

Breaking Boundaries in Netflix

The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History


The Clean Bin Project


David Attenborough’s Perfect Planet

A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough.

Stacey Dooley’s documentary about the environmental costs of fast fashion.


Practical(ly) Zero Waste. Each episode is split into topics, offers some slice of life stuff from a Zero Waste perspective, and is a well presented exploration of the lifestyle as a whole.

Social media / blogs  / websites

Please check out all our ambassadors here

lovefoodhatewaste community on Facebook

Recycle Now – find out where to recycle things locally

Zero Waste Chef (Blog & Instagram)

Facebook, The non-consumer advocates

Facebook – Zero Waste Week Heroes

Zero Waste Chef (Anne-Marie Bonneau)

Pioneering Today by Melissa Norris

@happyskinkitchen on instagram is a plant based food blogger. She has some awesome vegan recipes and her food always looks incredible.

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Today’s Challenge

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed learning about some of the amazing resources that are available to help you live a more Zero Waste lifestyle. For today’s challenge, read one blog post, or article, or find a podcast or book that in some way relates to reducing waste. While you are reading, be mindful of finding one thing you could do yourself to reduce your waste.



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  1. Lynne on September 9, 2021 at 8:56 am

    This week I have been focussing on waste in my bathroom, I have invested in a reusable cotton bud and washable make up remover pads. Already had soap and shampoo bars and refillable shower gel from Sposh. So no more bathroom waste has enabled me to donate my big kitchen bin and replace with. my tiny bathroom bin!

    • Anna Pitt on September 9, 2021 at 9:04 am

      That’s fantastic. Sounds like you’ve made a big reduction, Lynne.

  2. Ash Khan on September 9, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    I only found out about Zero Waste week today. Around 10 years ago I was working on the purchase orders team for London Region. I received a number of requests for appliances like fridges, dishwashers etc. My department had a visit from head of finance who asked us to think of ideas to help the environment as he had to show someone above that the MOJ was making environmental friendly decisions. I came up with the idea that we would only purchase appliances that were “A” rated for energy. I got this idea from when I went shopping for a new fridge and asked the store attendant what the energy rating meant and also from the recent request for appliances our department had.

    I now recycle everything that can be recycled and reuse old bags. I even gave up my car and walk to work as I do believe many are over dependent on cars. From changes I have made I do believe MOJ should be buying Green energy I am not sure if this is happening? Also I have seen solar panels on a local business on my way to work not sure if MOJ is looking into this?

    • Anna Pitt on September 9, 2021 at 3:41 pm

      It is great that you are encouraging the sustainable practice at home and at work. It would be interesting to know if MOJ are buying green energy.There are lots of other things they could be doing too. Get in touch and maybe we can have a conversation about further transitions.

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