Bea Johnson is “the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement.” —CNN
The 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.
Bea Johnson is a Franco-American minimalist, internationally bestselling author, and inspirational speaker, known for initiating the movement of waste-free living in the 21st century. She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards and the founder of Bulk Finder, a web-based app which points to thousands of bulk locations worldwide. She currently lives in a 188 square-foot trailer as she experiments with tiny living and travels full time across the US and Canada with her husband, her chihuahua, and her famous fifteen-piece wardrobe.
“There was a time when nobody knew what ‘zero waste’ meant, but since Bea Johnson published her seminal book, the phrase has become mainstream.”
“The Bible for the Zero Waste pursuer.”
“The Holy Grail for anyone wanting to adopt this change in lifestyle.”
– New Straits Times
“Bea Johnson’s book has allowed me to get even closer to Zero Waste than I was before I picked it up. Read it today. It will transform the way you view waste.”
– Ed Begley, Jr.
“Zero Waste Home is an amazing story of personal transformation. It compels us to recognize that our heedlessly wasteful ways are not gateways to prosperity and convenience, but barriers to a good life and a healthy planet. Bea Johnson has produced an invaluable resource.”
– Edward Humes, author of Garbology
“Waste not, want not isn't about penny pinching. It's about gratitude and loving our lives. Bea Johnson doesn't just teach us to save the planet. She teaches us to save ourselves."
– Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man
“If you want inspiration and practical information... [Zero Waste Home] is powerful.”
– Natural Child World magazine
“Clear, authentic, knowledgeable, helpful and a great read. Zero Waste Home will make a difference.”
– Paul Hawken, author of Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution