Here you will find my regularly updated list of online reads, books, TED-talks and documentaries on all things zero waste, climate change and sustainability. If you have a suggestion for me on what to check out, please write it in a comment! 🙂

online platforms:

  • zero waste bloggers network: a collection of zero waste blogs, that can also be browsed by location
  • Daily Planet: latest news, advice and inspiration in regards to climate change, powered by EU climate innovation initiative Climate KIC
  • LivingCircular: platform for latest circular living innovations from around the globe
  • ensia: a nonprofit magazine on environmental challenges and solutions for a global audience
  • TreeHugger: mainstream sustainability news




  • Food, Inc.: about USA’s corporate food industry
  • Before the flood: the effects of climate change on the environment and what can be done about it, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Tomorrow: a feel-good french documentary exploring innovative sustainable solutions, already implemented around the world
  • Sushi, the global catch: the story of sushi and overfishing
  • Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch:  a journey to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • BBC Planet Earth ll Series: 10 years after the legendary Planet Earth series about the life on our planet, David Attenborough returns with the incredible remake in high definition
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore’s famous documentary on the threat of climate change
  • The True Cost: a documentary about the impact of today’s fashion industry on the garment workers and local communities
  • Les Saisons: French nature documentary about the history of European wilderness
  • More Than Honey: a documentary about disappearing honey bee colonies
  • Happy: a documentary on why acquiring wealth does not make you happy and what might
  • No Impact Man: a documentary about a New York family struggles to create no net environmental impact
  • Racing to zero, in pursuit of zero waste: a light documentary about San Francisco’s attempt to achieve zero waste (to landfill/incinerator) till 2020. Mostly focused on recycling and composting, it has some interesting insights on how to deal with the 20% of the waste they have left.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Esra says:

    Hi Sara,

    Soon i will be again living in Berlin-Kreuzberg (recently in Istanbul) and I was checking webpages about zero waste life in Berlin, came across with yours, luckily! I just wanted to write that is really good, helpful and inspiring ! Have a great weekend..

    1. Sara @ untrashified says:

      Hi Esra! That’s wonderful thank you so much! I hope you will like it in Berlin, it’s definitely great for zero waste 🙂 I wish you all the best!!

  2. Ellie says:

    Hi Sara,

    I am moving back to Berlin in two weeks and am creating interviews of people making ethical living a priority. Would you be interested in meeting up for a chat?

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