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In our economic world of buy more, have more and keeping up with the Jones’s, a movement for less is occurring.
A movement of families searching for a simplified less wasteful lifestyle. Bea Johnson has detailed how to achieve this lifestyle in Zero Waste Home, The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste.
Have you ever thought about the waste your family produces the plastic bags, the product wrappers and the food waste? Have you ever thought about where is all goes? Have you ever stood in a room and wondered how you and why you have all this stuff? About six months ago I was standing in our son’s toy room doing just that. I had book marked Zero Waste Home on my computer a few days previous and I followed through and purchased the book in search of something more valuable than a book. I was in search of a simpler more fulfilling, less chemical lifestyle for my family. Zero Waste Home details how to move your lifestyle to a greener more respectful way of living.
Bea Johnson talks about the 5 R’s:
Refuse – If you don’t need it refuse it.
Reduce – Simplify what you do need.
Reuse – Use it up, wear it out.
Recycle – Send it forth to be recreated.
Rot – Compost your food waste.
Zero Home Waste turned our house upside down in a good way. We swapped out the plastic food containers for stainless steal reusable containers and jars. Most containers in our home were swapped over to reusable green alternatives. I find since reading this book I am more conscience about my shopping habits, using reusable produce bags and shopping bags. Our family is more aware of what goes in the garbage, the recycle and the compost containers. Changing over to a more Zero Waste lifestyle is also great on the wallet. I noticed a savings almost immediately once we stopped buying so many consumables.
We have one Earth and we need to support it so it will support us and our children’s children in the future. If you are searching for a simpler lifestyle, a greener lifestyle or searching to save money in life I suggest checking out Bea Johnson’s book Zero Waste Home it has made a world of difference in our home.
Have an amazing day everyone.