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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New York : Scribner 2013.
First Scribner trade paperback edition
Physical Description
292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Review

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. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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