Today on TLS we’re exploring what is perhaps an unexpected slant on Mindfulness Month… we’re talking about trash!
Bea Johnson, of Zero Waste Home, is the pioneer of the zero waste lifestyle community. Nine years ago, she and her family of four slowly and steadily worked their way towards accumulating just 1 liter of waste per year!
Did you notice that mason jar she’s holding in the photo above? That’s their yearly liter of trash(!!!).
Though we all may not decide to go “full” zero waste based on our circumstances and/or personal Values, Bea shares many big and small steps we can all take to reduce the amount of waste we generate everyday.
This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of a modern, urban family who switched from “having all the things” to “having all the experiences.” And it’s also great for anyone looking to learn about the big and small steps they can take to reduce their waste.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT
- What inspired Bea and her family to get rid of 80% of their belongings and reduce their waste to one quart sized jar per year.
- Bea’s take on what fashion truly is and why she believes that having more clothes does not necessarily mean you have more options.
- How America materialism compares with that of France and how Bea has noticed the materialism changing in France over the last 20 years.
- What Bea’s makeup essentials are and how she makes her own makeupfrom items found at the grocery store.
- Why adopting the zero waste lifestyle has allowed her family to cut 40% on their overall spending.
- How the zero waste lifestyle has been embraced all over the world in the last decade since Bea launched her blog and how the changes she has made have influenced her extended family.
- Her experience with establishing a zero waste home while raising young children.
- How Bea does her groceries without waste.
- Bea shares her 5 R’s and how you can begin using them now to gradually decrease the waste in your home.
- What kind of criticism Bea has received and why she thinks it’s a good thing.
- What Bea would tell someone just starting out on this journey.
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