Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life

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Penguin UK, Apr 9, 2013 - Self-Help - 304 pages
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Zero Waste Home is the ultimate guide to simplified, sustainable living from Bea Johnson, 'the priestess of waste-free living' (The New York Times).

Bea Johnson transformed her family's health, finances, and relationships for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing half litre per year. It's all 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 buying in bulk and clever meal planning to simply refusing unwanted freebies and using your plants as air fresheners.

Bea Johnson shows, by inspiring example, what green living looks like and offers a practical, step-by-step guide to diminishing your environmental footprint and improving your life.

'Bea Johnson is a guru of zero-waste living. The book is precise . . . simple yet deep. It doesn't preach.' Sunday Times

'Johnson is an incredible advocate for her lifestyle . . . refreshingly honest.' Metro

'Chic, charming, stylish' Red


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User Review  - CassandraT - LibraryThing

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


Rs and the Benefits of the Zero Waste Lifestyle
Kitchen and Grocery Shopping
Bathroom Toiletries and Wellness
Bedroom and Wardrobe
Housekeeping and Maintenance
Workspace and Junk Mail
Kids and School
Holidays and Gifts
Out and About
Getting Involved

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About the author (2013)

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. She lives in California with her husband and two sons.

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