Zero waste home The ultimate guide to simplifying your life by reducing your waste

Bea Johnson, 1974-

Book - 2013

A practical guide for reducing waste in the home offers tools and tips for going "zero waste," discussing how to make cosmetics and cleaning supplies, pack lunches without plastic, and weed out unnecessary appliances. Shows how the author transformed her family's life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing 1 liter per year; part practical guide that gives readers tools & tips to diminish their footprint & simplify their lives. -- Publishers Description.

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Published
New York : Scribner 2013.
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition
Language
English
Physical Description
292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781451697681
1451697686
Main Author
Bea Johnson, 1974- (-)
  • The 5 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
  • The future of zero waste.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

While the concept of producing less or no waste is great, how can individual consumers reach this goal? Johnson's first book takes the reader by the hand and explains her approach to achieving a zero-waste household. Organized by general topic, tips and guides help readers make their way through the five Rs: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot. While this lifestyle seems a bit much, the advice is still sound. Recipes for goods including homemade condiments and cleaning supplies are included, along with a list of resources. VERDICT The concept of zero waste is gaining momentum and will find local interest. Johnson presents her case clearly and provides lots of good advice that readers can pick and choose from. This book is similar in tone to another recent title, Zero Waste Lifestyle by Amy Korst, though less chatty. Recommended. [Page 108]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"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 40 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"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A practical guide for reducing waste in the home offers tools and tips for going "zero waste," discussing how to make cosmetics and cleaning supplies, pack lunches without plastic, and weed out unnecessary appliances.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Part inspirational story of how the author transformed her family's life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing 1 liter per year; part practical guide that gives readers tools & tips to diminish their footprint & simplify their lives. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Bea Johnson is 'the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement.' 'CNNThe 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.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Bea Johnson is “the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement.” —CNNThe 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.