Book Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

5 Stars for Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson! Not because I am willing and able to do 100% of Bea’s suggestions, but because some of her suggestions were so simply that I could not resist. Can you refuse plastic bags at the store by bringing your own reusable bag? YES! Do you like rosy colored cheeks? Could you get beet powder and put it in a small container to use as blush? YES! When a current cleaning product runs out, could you make your own replacement? YES! (I made one with water, rubbing alcohol, and dawn dish soap because I had everything at home already and it works great!). Can you cut up an old t-shirt and make rags with it? YES! Can you use a reusable water bottle instead of bottled water? YES! Could you consider shopping second hand for household items and clothes? YES!

Some of the book reviews focus on the more time consuming tasks. If you have the time and ability to do them great. But Bea does not put you down if you don’t.

5 thoughts on “Book Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

  1. I found this book so helpful! One thing, though: Bea Johnson says repeatedly throughout the book that she brings a pillowcase to the bakery to bag her bread. I know it’s a clean pillowcase but I just couldn’t deal with the idea of putting my bread in bedding. Ha! Anyway, I made my own drawstring bread bag out of an old t-shirt. Possible that other people will feel about a t-shirt the way I felt about the pillowcase, but… In case you’re interested!


    1. I have ended up using the cloth drawstring bag my bedding came in for my bread. Haha- it’s the perfect wide, square shape and I tend to think of Bea when I reach for it.


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