Zero Waste Home

Zero Waste Home

The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

By Bea Johnson

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9781451697681, 292pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2013


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.

About the Author
Author Bea Johnson is an elementary teacher with more than 25 years' teaching experience in kindergarten, second grade, third grade, and first and second grade Chapter I remedial reading. She has presented at numerous conferences including Early Childhood, Reading Association (local, state, and regional), Teachers of English (regional and state), and the Rocky Mountain Research Conference. Bea teaches two-day workshops for educators at the University of Sioux Falls, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on teaching writing to young children and teaching social studies units that are actually interesting. She has worked as a writing consultant for numerous schools in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri, and Nebraska.