Zero Waste Home by Béa Johnson

Zero Waste Home

By Béa Johnson

  • Release Date: 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Lifestyle & Home
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings
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Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to 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 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.


  • Great tips & ideas

    By Austin Mama 42
    Thought the author presented realistic ideas and tips for moving to zero waste. The book made me more aware of packaging and it's already changed my shopping habits. I like how she gave lots of ideas and tips that I could implement one at a time (or not at all), depending on my lifestyle.
  • Loved Every Page!

    By Jme623
    Excellent read that willbe a reference guide as our household of 5 continues toward zero waste.
  • Weird

    By Christina Juarez
    Don't waste your money. She's weird. It's seriously unrealistic for a normal mother to do most of the weird stuff she talks about. Seriously throw out your can opener??? I'm sorry but I guess you don't realize that there's a lot of people out there who don't have the excess leisurely time to always make home made tortilla chips, cheese from scratch or grow and can tomatoes. If she's so OCD about butter wrappers creating waste then why buy meat and dairy products at all?? Industrialized meat and dairy farms are horrible for the environment.