• Zero Waste Home

  • The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
  • By: Bea Johnson
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-28-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

Regular price: $27.99

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Bea Johnson (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

" 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 Garbology)

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I loved all the tips she shared! It was all very helpful and informative and encouraging to get started on my zero waste journey. However, it was difficult to stay focused because I wanted to see the many lists she had. I will buy the physical book so I can have all the recipes and ideas at my fingertips, then pass along to a friend.

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One of the best books Ive ever read/listened to...

I almost want to listen to it again. Loved the narrator. It starts a tad rough, I wasnt sure I was going to like her. But I enjoyed her full pronunciation of words and clear speech. This book goes beyond others on this topic. The author talks about things that didnt work, the hardships of living zero waste, and the emotions she feels now. I enjoyed the recipes. And above all, the lesson shopping is voting will stay with me for a very long time.

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Not so modest living.

Great ideas, but too much opinion which dragged on. I felt like she was telling me how to live my life through a lot of it. She also said a 4000 sq ft house was modest, so much privilege is assumed.

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Fantastic content

Fabulous book. The performance was at times spotty, having odd noises at times and repeated sentences or parts of sentences, but don't let that stop you from reading this extremely practical and perspective-shifting book!

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dope AF. do everything in this book

this book was super great hits on a lot of awesome points for how to clean up your consumption patterns so we can save this little planet of ours

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Poor audiobook quality

Near the end of the book I noticed that the recordinv cut out several times and replayed sections of the book.

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Narrator distracted in last chapters

All was mostly great. The narrator was excellent except she often would click her recorder which is normal but it was annoying that it wasnt edited out. The information provided in this book was great and covered way more than I would have guessed were options. There were real gems in it! I would recommend.

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A great place to start on a zero waste journey.

I got this audio book with a "I'll just use my credit, in case I don't like it" mentality. but this had been my favourite book so far! This was a huge help in my slow journey to lessened waste production in my home.
If you aren't sure where to start, or are overwhelmed with all the options for zero waste living, this book will help get your feet wet and give you some ideas on where to start.

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Practical, Informative & Inspiring

This book is a practical guide of how to begging a journey to lower your single plastic consumsuption. really enjoy it and i am enjoying even more applying many of the things I have learn thru this book.

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learned so much!

this has really empowered me to be a better human on this borrowed planet. practical solutions and very well narrated. also check out the author on YouTube. 5 stars and then some!