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
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
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.
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.