006: Living a Zero-waste lifestyle with Bea Johnson

Bea Johnson is one of the foremost experts in the area of zero-waste living and voluntary simplicity today. She is most well-known for being able to fit her family of four’s trash for an entire year into a quart sized jar. She has helped people all over the world achieve various levels of voluntary simplicity and eco-friendly living through her blog ZeroWasteHome.com and her book by the same name. She continues to spread the zero-waste message through talks which she gives all over the world.

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The turning point

  • By living with less we all of a sudden had more time to do the things we enjoyed doing

How she got started

  • Eliminated plastic bags
  • Bought all dry goods in bulk
  • Made reusable bags out of an old sheet



 Interview links


*images courtesy of Bea Johnson