Did you know the average UK household produces more than a tonne of waste every year?
A tonne, that doesn’t sound like too much? Yet when you add up each household’s waste together, the total comes to 31 million tonnes per year. That’s equivalent to the weight of three and a half million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two and a half times.
That’s rubbish! So what’s the alternative? Can we really achieve zero waste and what does a zero-waste lifestyle really look like? Generating less than a 32-ounce jar of rubbish per year, says Bea Johnson, blogger and author of Zero Waste Home, and her family.
Bea has been leading a zero waste lifestyle since 2008. Now she leads a global movement against needless waste. Bea’s ever-growing community inspires others and defies all myths associated with zero waste with her style, time, and money-saving tip using her 5 R’s principle: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. To listen to Bea’s life-changing TED talk Two adults, two kids, zero waste, click here. To read her book and learn more about creating a waste free home click here!
Download our PDF summary of Bea’s tips and tricks to a zero waste lifestyle now.
To find out more about Guild Living’s commitments to Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling click here.