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.
So many errors!
I LOVE Bea Johnson's hardcopy book. When I lent my copy to a friend who lost it, I thought I'd replace it with the audiobook version this time around, simply because I do a lot of walking. The narrator speaks very quickly, makes several mistakes, mispronounces words, repeats sentences (an audible click is heard when she does this, to mark the re-recording) and even mangles recipes -- for example, she lists TWO CUPS of yeast for the pizza dough recipe (the actual book says 2 tsp). Can you imagine what TWO CUPS of yeast would do to a regular serving size amount of pizza dough?!? My advice: If you're reading this book for the first time, save the confusion and get the hardcopy or electronic version. If it's already an old fave, and you just want the ability to listen while doing other things -- AND you can see past all the errors, then go for it. The content is priceless, any way you can get it.