“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today” - Malcolm X
The Johnson Family’s zero-waste home, produces only two handfuls of trash annually.
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.”
A few examples of how they do it:
- Taking their own jars to the store and buying items in bulk. Even cheese and meat go into jars.
- Freezing loaves of breads, after carrying them in pillowcases.
- Mixing her own multi-purpose cleaner: 11/2 tsp. castile soap, 3 tsp. white vinegar, and 4 cups water.
- Using compostable toothbrushes.
You can read more on Béa’s blog, The Zero Waste Home.