Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2013 - Self-reliant living - 292 pages
Zero Waste Home is the ultimate guide to simplified, sustainable living from Bea Johnson, author of the popular blog zerowastehome.blogspot.co.ukLiving sustainably should not mean forfeiting either comfort or style. In this book Bea Johnson shows, by inspiring example, what green living looks like and offers a practical, step-by-step guide to diminishing our environmental footprints and improving our lives.It all comes down to the 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and only in that order!). Zero Waste Home shows how these key principles can be applied to every area of your house from the kitchen to the kids' room, and it's packed with easy tips for all of us: from refusing freebies to using your plants as air fresheners.More than a manual, this is the inspiring story of how Bea Johnson transformed her family's health, finances, and relationships for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one litre per year.Could you do the same?A French-born artist with a hugely popular blog on zero waste living, Bea Johnson has appeared on The Today Show, NBC and CBS news, and been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, People and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) and online publications, including Huffington Post and USA Today.

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User Review  - CassandraT - www.librarything.com

Very inspiring. Bea shares some of her meal plans, recipes, formulas and other tips. She has a map on her website for bulk grocers; it's mostly whole foods, but not exclusively. Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

Disappointing. It focused mainly on products, not home systems. Tried again to like it on audio. Oddly though, the author, in the first page or so, describes her childhood in Provence, the narrator ... Read full review

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