The Zero-waste Lifestyle

The Zero-waste Lifestyle

How to Live Well by Throwing Away Less

Book - 2012
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"A practical guide to generating less waste, featuring meaningful and achievable strategies from the blogger behind The Green Garbage Project, a yearlong experiment in living garbage-free. You don't have to be a tree hugger to benefit from zero-waste living. The average American tosses out nearly five pounds of trash every day, yet studies show the more we buy, the less happy we are. In The Zero-Waste Lifestyle, Amy Korst shows us how to have a happier, healthier, more sustainable life by sharing the lessons she learned while going waste-free for an entire year. Each chapter presents easy steps that anyone can take to create less trash: from composting and retaking reusable containers to the grocery store to burning clean organic materials; upcycling, downcycling, and recycling goods; and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, [2012]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781607743484
Branch Call Number: 640.286 KORST
Characteristics: ix, 262 p. ; 24 cm


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SquamishLibraryStaff Oct 15, 2016

Whether you're looking to go absolutely garbage-free, or just to find advice on reducing your waste creation, this book is here. Canadians produce 777 KG of garbage, per person, per year. This book is about how to make that number = zero (at least as far as the individual can control). This book is a look into how to produce less garbage, by consuming less, and recycling what you do use. (It is a little bit heavy on the recycling vs. reducing side though, so other good recommendations are Plastic Free Life and Zero Waste Home). Want other titles? See this List,

Aug 12, 2015

Focused far too much on recycling. That should be the last step in the chain but the author makes it sound like we can just buy whatever as long as we can put the trash into the recycling stream.
Also, some tips make no sense. For example, when talking about how to deal with waste from eating out, she states that drink umbrellas can be taken apart and the paper can be recycled and the wood stick can be composted or burned in a campfire. Don't really get why the whole thing couldn't be composted or burned. Or just request no umbrella....
It's an ok introduction if you're totally new to Zero-waste, I guess. But there are other, more detailed and user friendly books out there. Plastic Free Life and Zero Waste Home come to mind.

hgeng63 Nov 07, 2013

Lots of info not very well organized.


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