Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Simon and Schuster, Apr 9, 2013 - House & Home - 304 pages
Bea Johnson is “the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement.” —CNN
The book that started the waste-free living movement, Zero Waste Living—relates Bea Johnson’s inspirational personal story and provides practical tools and tips to help readers diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.
In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they’ve cut their annual spending by a remarkable forty percent, and they are healthier than they’ve ever been.
This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea’s experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids’ lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family—and the planet.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Bathroom Toiletries and Wellness
Housekeeping and Maintenance
Workspace and Junk Mail
Holidays and Gifts 209
Out and About 235
The Future of Zero Waste
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