Zero Waste Videos

A collection of videos on Zero Waste

The idea of Zero Waste is not new.  People around the world have been talking about the idea since the 1970s.  This page has a collection of some the online videos that present the arguments for Zero Waste and some inspiring case studies.

  1. Mal Williams, Zero Waste Wales


    In this interview, Mal Williams discusses current waste management systems and provides insights on how to drive change and move towards a circular economy with “Zero Waste”.

    Mal Williams, will be speaking at the Zero Waste North West public meeting.

  2. The Story of Stuff


    From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world

  3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Let’s Talk Trash


    Imagine a world in which nothing goes into a landfill or an incinerator, one where all of our discarded materials become resources for others to use.  That is the theme of this hour long discussion from San Francisco

  4. Zero Waste Family

    The Johnson family in San Francisco have transformed themselves into a case study as the Zero Waste Family.
    They have kept a blog and published many videos on the process:

    • The Johnson Family


      The Johnson family refuses first. Then they reduce reuse rot and recycle. You can read more about their lifestyle on their Blog

    • Zero Waste Home


      Overview of the Zero Waste Home.

    • Zero Waste Packed Lunch


      Max Johnson explains his Zero Waste packed Lunch

  5. Zero Waste is good for business


    Ray Anderson, the CEO of a Carpet manufacturer explains how a commitment to Zero Waste wasn’t just possible for his company it was how the company survived a recession.

  6. Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic


    Less than 10% of plastic waste is recycled — compared to almost 90% of metals — because waste processors have been put off by the problem of finding and sorting the different kinds of plastic. Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that can, and does, recycle any kind of plastic.  Mike Biddle’s profile and the discussion triggered by his talk  on TED site.

  7. Mal Williams explains why Derry City should adopt Zero Waste


    Mal Williams executive director of Zero Waste Wales explains why Derry City and Region should adopt a Zero Waste Strategy.