Zero Waste Living, the 80/20 Way

Written by Stephanie J. Miller

OPL BOOK SUMMARY:  If you’re wondering how to make some easy changes to reduce waste, then this practical guide may be just right for you.  Stephanie shares her approach to zero waste living the 80/20 way; she was inspired by Bea Johnson’s book, Zero Waste Home (an OPL recommended read) and other experts. Zero waste living is a movement that promotes less consumption and waste. As we all find out, it is easier said than done. Stephanie decided to use what the business world calls the 80/20 rule – the majority of the results come from a few actions. Pondering the 80/20 rule and research led her to the magic three – focus on food, purge plastics, and recycle right are impactful levers for people to reduce waste.

We at One Planet Life particularly like how Stephanie starts off chapter 1, The Aha Moment, with a quote by Ann-Marie Bonneau, Zero Waste Chef. “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”  Sit back with a cup of tea, coffee, water, or wine, and let Stephanie help you get started.

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