Bea's family secret: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and only in that order) watch the video

Victoria Green
Posted May 18, 2016 from Italy
Bea Johnson
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and only in that order)

"Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and only in that order) is my family’s secret to living waste-free since 2008!"

(Bea Johnson)

Most inspiring video I have seen in a long time. I picked up some of the practices to start small, but it's great to have the whole guide!

"Bea Johnson talks about her life-changing experiences in waste-free living, which is not about recycling more, but less. Since 2008, Bea Johnson and her family are dedicated to living a zero waste lifestyle; they generate a mere quart size jar of waste per year. Through her blog and with her book Zero Waste Home, Bea has launched a global movement and continues to inspire a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste with the application of the 5R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be "stylish", but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards, she speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences internationally, and opens her home to educational tours and the media. She has appeared on TV shows and in publications around the world, from The Today Show to BBC Breakfast. With her passion and positive outlook, she has become a guru and spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle or, as the New York Times stated, "The Priestess of Waste-Free Living". She is a French native who currently lives in Mill Valley, California.

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Nusrat Ara
May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Thanks Victoria for sharing. I am a big fan of composting.

Victoria Green
May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Thank you Nusrat! 

It is so important! Composting is one of the best alternatives to the waste management. How you do it? 

Greetings, 

Victoria

Nusrat Ara
May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Dig a pit in the backyard and put all the biodegradable waste in it. After it is full which is quite quickly I seal it and make a new one.