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.
"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
"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
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.