Best Books on Zero Waste
Today I thought I would share a list of the best books on zero waste. There is a lot of literature on zero waste lifestyles now, a lot more than when I started back in 2018.
I’m still trying to get back into zero waste. Due to COVID I fell into old habits when it came to plastic consumption and using disposable items. Now I’m trying to correct that, and these books are perfect for reminding me how.
Want to go zero waste but don’t know where to start? This is is the book for you. From learning the basics of the five R’s – refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot – to basic ways to start your zero waste journey.
This was one of the first books I read when I first looked into zero-waste lifestyles. It’s super handy with lots of tips on tricks to replace disposable plastic items with reusable items.
Kathryn Kellog is arguably one of the first influencers of the zero waste movement. She went viral for being able to fit a year’s worth of rubbish into a glass jar. As such, her book 101 ways to go zero waste is an excellent starting point for those looking to make a massive change.
This book is a bit of a marketing tool for Tara’s business BuyMeOnce, but it’s also very educational about the longevity of our purchases. Back in the day, to use the dreaded phrase, things were made to last. Nowadays, things are made to be disposable. This book is all about how to purchase effectively in the short term to help the planet in the long term.
And finally No More Plastic by Martin Dorey. This guide offers 2-minute solutions to disposable problems. If we all added 2 minutes to our day-to-day lives we could reuse a lot of items! From filling a reusable water bottle, instead of purchasing a drink at the shop. To look at the vegetables on offer at Tesco and buy the loose ones over plastic packaged items.
Which zero waste book will you start with? Let me know in the comments below.