One Family's Journey to Zero Waste and a Greener Lifestyle
Imprint: Canbury Press
256 Pages, 5.1 x 7.8 in
- March 2022
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
When a beanbag sent thousands of polystyrene balls flying through her garden, Kate Hughes decided to make a break with the throwaway society.
She and her husband transformed the lives of their ordinary family of four. They ditched plastic, shunned supermarkets, cooked all meals from scratch, bought only second-hand clothes, and made their own cleaning agents. Then they went deeper – greening every aspect of their home life, from their gas and electricity to their car, from their money to their IT.
The Hugheses have achieved the ‘zero waste’ goal of sending nothing to landfill. Now they are going even further…
Told with refreshing humility and humour, this eye-opening story shows that a well-lived life doesn’t have to come wrapped in plastic. Packed with handy tips, it reveals much about what makes a fulfilling modern family – and how readers can empower themselves to preserve the climate, forests and seas. And, heart-warmingly, how that can lead to a more relaxing life.
2. Unravelling a Lifetime’s Training
3. Assume Nothing
4. Down the Drain
5. Wardrobe Malfunction
6. Loving the Preloved
7. Generation Fear
8. Throw Away Tradition
9. Seeing It All
10. Widening the Net
11. Green Energy
12. A Bit More Zero
13. Ghost in the Machine
14. Follow the Money
15. Meeting Ourselves Coming Back
16. House on Fire
Top 10 Ways to Lower Your Impact
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