In the spotlight
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What you have missed from out second newsletter:
Published for the first time in 2013 in the USA, Bea Jonson’s bestselling book “Zero Waste Home” has so far been adapted to
and translated in 14 languages. In its pages, Bea shares her personal experience: starting with her own five simple rules, she provides guidance and easy-to-follow tips on how you can get rid of unnecessary and toxic products in your home and the ways
in which we can become conscious consumers despite the special offers!
From gift-wrapping, alternative solutions to diapers and making your own school notebooks and make-up to zero waste
traveling and camping – it’s all in there!
Every life story has (had) a chapter on waste. Here is how Bea’s story begins:
“Not so long ago, things were different: I owned a three-thousand-square-foot home, two cars, four tables and twenty-six chairs.
I filled a sixty-four-gallon can of trash weekly. Today, the less I own, the richer I feel. And I don’t have to take out the trash!
It all changed a few years ago. The big house didn’t burn down, nor did I become a Buddhist monk.”
An excellent read for all those who want to throw less waste or see whether their doubts about zero waste have any grounds!
What you have missed from out first newsletter:
Ever since 2008, when Bea Johnson and her family adopted the zero waste lifestyle, they produce a mere liter of waste per year.
With her blog and bestseller Zero Waste Home, which has been translated to 14 languages so far, Bea launched a global movement and continues to inspire a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.
Her methodology is based on 5R's: “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, and only in that order”.
She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be stylish, but also lead to significant health benefits,
as well as time and money savings.
She speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the globe, including Google, Apple, the European Parliament
and the United Nations. A French native who currently lives in California, she has completed five international tours and given
150+ speeches in 20+ countries on 5 continents and has become a guru for many.
This is her web page: http://www.zerowastehome.com