Zero Waste Home - Episode 007

 Bea holding her jar of waste for the year

The average American produces 4.5 pounds of trash everyday. However Bea Johnson can fit the amount of the trash she produces from an entire year into a glass jar. Her family has downsized to a home half the size of their previous one, and got rid of 80% of their belongings. It's been a gradual journey for the Johnson's and the result is truly inspiring. Living with less has made their life more full, and I'm excited to take Bea's tips and implement them in my own life. I hope that you are inspired as well!

 

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Show Notes

Bea Johnson Pantry | The Honest Home Podcast | Zero Waste Home

00:46 What sparked the start of Zero Waste Home for Bea
01:39 By living with less they had much more time to do things they enjoyed
02:00 Moved to a home half the size of their previous home and got rid of 80% of their items
02:25 The future of the world that their kids will live in spurs them on
02:52 Tackling the waste in their home slowly
03:22 Refusing things they don’t need: freebies, junk mail, sawg bags
03:40 Reduce what they do need: letting go of things they don’t really need
04:00 Reuse: shopping second hand, replacing disposables with reusables
04:28 Recycle
04:33 Compost 
04:48 On average Americans produce about 4.5 pounds of trash everyday
05:10 One step we can all take right now to move towards less waste
07:17 How zero waste has changed the lives of Bea and her family
08:00 Saving about 40% overall compared to their pre-zero waste life
08:50 Buying in bulk to save money and reduce waste
09:30 How Bea’s children have responded
11:08 What the skeptics think and common misconceptions
13:20 Bea’s app for finding bulk options

Bea Johnson Kitchen | The Honest Home Podcast | Zero Waste Home
Bea Johnson Living Room | The Honest Home Podcast | Zero Waste Home