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

Written by Bea Johnson

 OPL BOOK SUMMARY:   Zero Waste Home is the story of Bea Johnson and her family’s journey to reducing waste in their home. Bea is widely regarded as the mother of the zero-waste lifestyle movement.

Bea and her family have improved their lives by reducing their waste dramatically.  Bea’s approach is to follow the “5 R’s”: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot. For each category, Bea shares thoughts on how she reduced her family’s waste. Using the “5 R’s,” she successfully cut back on spending, reduced her family’s exposure to chemicals, and now spends more time with her family instead of managing the clutter around her.

Zero Waste Home encourages reflection and thought through a series of questions Bea asks the reader.  By thinking critically and answering these questions honestly, you can begin to formulate solutions to improve your waste reduction.  Bea poignantly shares her journey and encourages you to do the same.

In our busy lives, we all seek convenient solutions to make our lives easier.  In many cases, it is too easy to fall into habits that are ultimately harmful for your health and the planet.  Think critically about your waste, and then explore ideas for reduction.  Even if you are not ready to test the extremes of zero waste, you can still make an impact by making small changes. Zero Waste Home gives you all you need to get started.  Do it for your health and the planet!

Available used at BetterWorldBooks.


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