Going Garbage-Free
6:26 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Zero Waste Living

A full year's garbage from Bea Johnson's household fits into a single quart jar.
A full year's garbage from Bea Johnson's household fits into a single quart jar.
Credit Kelly Ryan, KRCB

 Creating lifestyle that doesn’t create any waste—that’s right, zero—requires considerable preparation and focus. But it can be done, as one Marin County family demonstrates every day. She explained it all to reporter Kelly Ryan.

Bea Johnson, author of the book and blog, Zero Waste Home, says one unexpected benefit of her family's no-garbage lifestyle has been added time for more important activities.

Johnson shows her pantry, where food items, bought in bulk, are compactly stored in reusable glass containers.
Johnson shows her pantry, where food items, bought in bulk, are compactly stored in reusable glass containers.
Credit Kelly Ryan, KRCB