War on Waste

War on Waste Note Taking Guide – (this will either be shared through Schoology or students will make a copy)

Key Terms:  clothing industry, fast fashion, ethical clothing, vintage clothing, food waste, single use plastic, composting, industrial food waste, fertilizers, wasted food, food industry, recycling, footwear industry, pollution, waste, regulation, ban, environment, straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles, biodegradable products, bioplastics, biogas, law and legislation, zero-waste, sustainability, school food waste programs, restaurant food waste, restaurant waste reduction, bacteria, plastic alternatives


Gale Environmental Science (SSO with Chrome) has created collections around our three topics

Gale Opposing Viewpoints (SSO with Chrome) has created collections around our three topics

SIRS Discoverer (login with Clever) – search key terms like – “fast fashion” or single use plastics or “food waste”

SIRS Issues Researcher (login with Clever) – search:

Gale Student Resources  (SSO with Chrome) – consider searches like – fast fashion alternatives, food waste solutions, alternatives to plastic, plastic pollution solutions

Gale Science (SSO with Chrome) – consider searches like – plastic pollution solutions, alternatives to plastic, food waste solutions, fast fashion alternatives/sustainability

EBSCOHost – (SSO with Chrome) search key terms like food waste solution


OPAC – select “Resource Lists” on the left side then scroll down to “War on Waste,” or search with key terms.


Food Waste:

Food Unfolded

RedFed: Food Waste is a Solvable Problem (website)

Europe Unleashes full-Scale War on Food Waste (article) (Jun 10, 2014)

EPA Reducing Wasted Food

FEEDBACK – Non-profit fighting food waste (website)

Tossed Out – Food Waste in America – problems and solutions


Plastic Waste:

4 ways to curb our plastic addiction (article with links) (Jul 20, 2017)

Top 10 Eco-friendly Substitutes for Plastic (JAN 14, 2019)

5 Plastic Alternatives Doing More Harm Than Good — and What to Use Instead (April 9, 2019)

19 genius inventions that can stop us from using so much plastic (June 17. 2019)

Why it will take more than recycling to cut back on plastic

How to Fix our Plastic Problem – Bio-plastics


Clothing Waste:

5 Innovations that could make fashion more sustainable (Article) (03-12-18)

Fast Fashion:  Inside the Fight to End the Silence on Waste (article) (31 July 2018)

San Francisco’s Zero Waste Fashion Initiative (article) (December 4, 2018)

Clothing Retailers Explore An Alternative To Fast Fashion: Rentals (February 27, 2020)

San Francisco’s  Answer to Fast Fashion: Zero Textile waste Initiative – article and videos


One source to help assess authority for websites found with a search engine is Media Bias/Fact Check.

Last Updated: 11/16/22