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5 Books About Zero Waste Living

by VitalStorm Content on August 2, 2019

Books About Zero Waste Living

National Book Lovers Day is coming up on August 9, and we are ready to celebrate!

One of our core business principles at Blue Flame is to encourage eco-friendly practices with our products and services. We’ve already shared a few ideas for zero waste living, but learning how to reduce and reuse takes time and practice.

If you are interested in giving this new lifestyle a try, check out these five books about zero waste living recommended by our Blue Flame team!

1. Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

Author: Bea Johnson

In Zero Waste Home, Johnson tells the story of her family’s journey to a waste-free lifestyle. She  elaborates on the unexpected benefits of zero waste living, like more family time and less spending. Johnson’s family has reduced their annual spending by a whopping 40% and only produces one quart of garbage per year. In addition to her personal anecdotes, Johnson offers practical tips and ideas to help readers begin and commit to their own zero waste journeys.

2. The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less

Author: Amy Korst

Did you know that the average American throws out almost 2,000 pounds of garbage per year? The Zero-Waste Lifestyle by Amy Korst is full of staggering stats and practical plans to help you achieve your zero waste goals. Korst includes radical ideas like composting in a worm bin and simple solutions like using your own grocery bags and takeout containers. No matter where you are in your zero waste journey, there are practical tips you can actually use in this book.

3. Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

Author: Beth Terry

If you aren’t sure you’re ready to give up paper towels or diapers just yet, you can start your eco-friendly lifestyle by simply cutting out plastic first! In Plastic-Free, Terry combines personal anecdotes with practical tips for consuming and discarding less plastic.

4. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Authors: William McDonough, Michael Braungart

In Cradle to Cradle, McDonough and Braungart challenge  the old fashioned manufacturing concept “cradle to grave.” Since the Industrial Revolution, we have embraced manufacturing practices that create excessive waste and pollution. But the authors assert we can create an abundance of goods without being wasteful by taking cues straight from nature. Check out this book to better understand the big picture of national waste.

5. A Zero Waste Life: In Thirty Days

Author: Anita Vandyke

If you want to start zero waste living but you keep getting stuck in old habits, Zero Waste Life could be the book for you. Vandyke’s guide breaks down the transition into easy steps and life lessons over the course of 30 days. For anyone who loves the idea of a zero waste lifestyle but struggles to put it into practice, this book is a game changer.

Still looking for more books about zero waste living?

If you are interested in even more zero waste resources, check out 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg or The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard.

For more tips on living an eco-friendly lifestyle with green cleaning products or green HVAC equipment, check out our blog! If you need HVAC or electrical services in Seattle, WA, call Blue Flame at (206) 388-5667 for an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time!