Resources For Zero Waste Living


Photo thanks to: Zero Waste Home

People to Follow

Bea Johnson


Lauren Singer


Kathryn Kellogg


Celia Ristow


Photo thanks to: Litterless Blog


The Five R’s

1. Refuse – What we do not need

2. Reduce- What we do need and cannot refuse

3. Reuse- What we consume and cannot refuse or reduce

4. Recycle- What we cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse

5. Rot – Compost

Blogs to Read

Sustainable Coastlines – Here

Going Zero Waste – Here

Trash is for Tossers – Here

Zero Waste Home – Here

PAREdown Home – Here

Save the Food – Here

Paris-to-Go – Here

Litterless – Here


Tips to Start

♦ Fill mason jars with bulk food items at your local co-op

♦ Use reusable produce bags & grocery bags

♦ Buy a stainless steel or glass waste bottle

♦ Refuse plastic straws at restaurants (purchase a stainless steel straw if you feel the need)

♦ Bring your own “to-go” items like a cloth napkin or glassware

♦ DIY laundry detergent, toothpaste, shampoo & deodorant

♦ Purchase a compostable bamboo toothbrush

♦ Use wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets

♦ Purchase a tea ball with loose leaf tea instead of tea bags

♦ Invest in paper tape instead of plastic