It seems it is Zero Waste October – and I just found out about it. Here is a website with plenty of challenges for your school, business, or city if you want to try to push people to reduce their waste and consumption.
Also, here is a great story from Fast Company about a fantastic new innovation in packaging – packaging from seaweed! It’s one of the better plastic substitutes I’ve seen and this is from a company called Evoware in Indonesia! That would be a great way to cut down on our waste and not add to our resource strains (as a plastic substitute from corn or sugar would be vis-a-vis our food supply).