Zero Waste Resources

Zero Waste Resources

Below are some resources to help you cultivate more good Zero Waste habits. Congratulations on starting your Zero Waste journey with our 10-Step Guide to Zero Waste Living.

Get Informed:

What is Zero Waste and What Does it Mean?

Great Forest Sustainability 101 Resources: A rotating list of some of our best resources,
including white papers, case studies, guides and more.

Climate Solutions: The Project Drawdown

US EPA Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Program

Waste 360: 50 Years of Earth Day Infographic

New York Times: Crash Course on Climate Change

Earth 911

Consumer Action

Foodprint –  Help make food choices that do less harm to the environment, animals
and people.

Buycott –  Make informed decisions. Vote with your wallet with


Transforming Waste – A Guide To Donating For Reuse, Avoiding Landfills

Donation Assistance Directory – See a list of organizations like these that accept donations:

Materials for the Arts (NYC)

Big Reuse (NYC)

Green Drop (Multiple locations)

Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Multiple locations)


Food Recovery

Food Recovery Network
Food for All
Too Good To Go

Food Waste

New York Times: Find out about the food expiration dates you should actually follow.

Rather than throwing away vegetable scraps, why not re-grow them? Among the vegetables
you can re-grow include: Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Leeks,  Shallots, Celery,
Fennel, Turnips, Parsnips, Beets, Lettuce, Bok Choi, Cabbages, Basil, Mint, Cilantro,
Lemongrass and more.  Learn more about 20 vegetables you can re-grow from scraps
and 10 Ways to Regrow Food in Water 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Combat the throw-away economy with initiatives like the Repair Cafe.

Fact Sheet: E-Waste and Universal Waste

Video Recycling Tip: Cardboard (30-second video)

Video Recycling Tip: Paper (30-second video)

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