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Two Adults, Two Kids, Zero Waste - Bea Johnson


"...they tell that for each application we need a different product...then we have a cabinet filled with toxic products we don't actually need..." - Bea Johnson

Could your entire wardrobe fit into a single carry on?  Bea Johnson talks about her family of four and their journey to living with zero-waste. She displays a jar showing her waste from a single year. She followed the classic refuse-reduce-reuse-recycle-ROT model to produce a zero-waste household. Beginning the journey towards living with zero-waste with her family in 2008 didn't start off as easy as many may believe, and no they didn't just throw their waste into other people's trash to accomplish such goals. From thrifting, fixing, and researching alternatives Bea Johnson seems to accomplished a minimalists dream.  What is it that she did to accomplish this?  What materials and remedies did she discover?


Listen to Bea and her family's journey to zero waste in this 14:04 minute TED talk below



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Olivia Thomas

July 29, 2019
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