The 5 Laws of Zero Waste Living

In this new episode of the Midway Decluttering Show, you’re going to explore the Zero Waste lifestyle!

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Back in 2006, Bea Johnson, bestselling author of Zero Waste Home, started to embrace a zero waste lifestyle and discovered its incredible health, financial and time saving benefits!

Watch now to discover her interesting story and learn the 5 laws of zero waste living. These laws will help you declutter your home, live simply and reduce waste.

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Here are some interesting notes I took:

  1. Living with less is living more.
  2. Zero waste lifestyle starts with the decisions you make outside the house.
  3. Refuse anything that you don’t need.
  4. Let other people enjoy the things that you don’t need or use on a daily basis.
  5. Swap all your disposables for reusables.
  6. Living with just the necessities makes life much easier.
  7. Replace meaningless stuff by meaningful experiences.
  8. When you simplify your life, you end up saving a lot of money.
  9. Buy in bulk and you automatically make 15% saving.
  10. Are you keeping things because society is telling you that you should have that?
  11. Always ask yourself, “Do I have to have it? Can I do without?”

What is your favorite tip?

Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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One Response to The 5 Laws of Zero Waste Living

  1. Jeannette T. Hull December 8, 2013 at 3:37 am #

    On trash day in Mill Valley, California, the Johnson home has no garbage. Nothing. There is a hefty compost bin and a teeny recycling bin—one that Béa Johnson is embarrassed exists at all. “So much recycling really goes to waste, so you need to try to reduce that too.”Garbage, though, is something that happens rarely in this modern, minimalistically decorated house. That’s by day-to-day intention—to live simpler and lighter on the planet. Their quest started three years ago when Béa and husband Scott downsized from a 3,000-square-foot home to their current 1,400 square feet. But it had been on Béa’s mind ever since she’d nannied for a family that lost everything in a fire. Béa decided she wanted to truly love and use and know everything she kept in her home. “Even down to the vegetable peeler,” she says.Béa documents her zero-waste lifestyle in her blog, The Zero Waste Home .

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