For the sake of our children, species, and world, we should all pursue Zero Waste. It is the ethical thing to do. We have been given a beautiful world and it is up to us to take care of it. Otherwise mother nature will have her revenge eventually and our kids will suffer: Global Warming, Pollution, Disease, Famine, and War. Oil will run out plus it causes global warming -- best to leave fossil fuels in the ground. Plastics (also from oil) are killing our oceans...
Here are some great Zero Waste resources.
The Best Books I've found (please borrow from your library or get electronic editions):
Websites and Blogs:
You can read about my own journey and discoveries on the way to Zero Waste at http://ecopractice.blogspot.com
BTW, Zero Waste is a goal and a journey. Don't worry about perfection, just do the best that you can and keep working at it.
Thanks for reading and taking care of our world and each other!