Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 9, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 292 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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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

Contents

Introduction
1
Bathroom Toiletries and Wellness
79
Housekeeping and Maintenance
135
Workspace and Junk Mail
161
Holidays and Gifts 209
186
Out and About 235
205
The Future of Zero Waste
261
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About the author (2013)

Bea Johnson is a Franco-American minimalist, internationally bestselling author, and inspirational speaker, known for initiating the movement of waste-free living in the 21st century. She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards and the founder of Bulk Finder, a web-based app which points to thousands of bulk locations worldwide. She currently lives in a 188 square-foot trailer as she experiments with tiny living and travels full time across the US and Canada with her husband, her chihuahua, and her famous fifteen-piece wardrobe.

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