The story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year. A practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.
The bible of waste-free living and the book that started it all. When my mother gave me this book for Christmas 2015, we never imagined that it would lead me to opening Ottawa's first zero waste grocery store a year and a half later. And yet, here we are! Bea is a huge inspiration, and to me, her book is more than a collection of tips and tricks to reduce waste. It is a guide for happy living. Bea explains how to leave behind the consumerist way of life that drives us to accumulate more and more "stuff", and lead a simpler, happier life based on human connections and experiences. Being instead of Having. A wonderful guiding principle!