Welcome to the first Friday Favourites for 2011. This is a quick round up of the intersting links and tid bits we have found online from across the world and at home about sustainability, waste, recycling and how to reduce the waste that you have. From what we found this week there is a lot going on in the world already. Here are our faves for some interesting reading this weekend:
- Using “polluted wool” for natural clothing from Good USA
- This is the best Ted talk – Birke Baehr is 11 years old and wanted to know where his food came from and how the food system in the US worked. So now, instead of wanting to be an NFL player he wants to be an organic farmer. Hope for the next generation. He spoke at the TedXNEXTGENERATION talk in August last year.
- Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish has renamed and relaunched her blog as My Plastic Free Life.
- Post it style notes made from wood waste via Re-Nest
- Great low impact tips for storing holiday decorations via Re-Nest.
- Molly Eagen from the US has completed her thesis on 100 days without oil and is now doing the No Impact Project Challenge.
- A Guardian journalist takes a look at what happens to Oxfam donations in the UK.
- A great guest blog post on how to live with more simplicity on the Rowdy Kittens blog.
- Saatchi and Saatchi’s Strategy for Sustainability website takes a look at what 2011 will hold for sustainability.
- This is a bit of a gross one but interesting if you have even been to London – The Guardian takes a look at the sewers and waste water (what does you sewer system contain?).
- Good USA asks it’s readers if they could stop using soap and shampoo for a whole year – could you? There some to be a lot of good reasons! More here.
- Owens-Illinois and Monteiths Beer are going black for their glass bottles and it’s 100% recyclable via Scoop.
Have a great waste free weekend.