Tackle our ever-growing waste problem with A Family Guide to Waste-free Living.
This book gives you all the information, advice, budget-friendly recipes and projects you'll need to start reducing waste in your life. It's a practical and inspiring resource for anyone wanting to live more sustainably and eliminate waste in the home, at work, at school and when out and about.
"This book provides the ingredients to create a new normal." Costa Georgiadis host of Gardening Australia
What you'll find inside:
- Basics: An introduction to waste-free living including the waste hierarchy and the principals and benefits of living a zero-waste lifestyle.
- Food: How to close the loop on food waste with information on growing and preserving your own food, correct food storing as well as how to compost.
- Packaging: What different types of packaging are made from and how they are recycled. This section will provide you with practical solutions to avoid packaging with food recipes and recipes for making your own personal care products including how to make your own toothpaste, moisturiser, dental floss, soaps and make-up.
- The chapter titled Around the House explores the decision making process behind choosing new things for our homes, pets, children and ourselves and how to clean and care for things so they last longer.
- Celebrate & Venture Outside provides tips on how to gather and celebrate without waste and what to take out to avoid making waste outside of the home.
- Change moves beyond your own homes and looks at how each of us can help make a positive change in our communities and how to talk to others (without preaching) and inspire them to take action.
About Lauren and Oberon Carter
Lauren and Oberon have been living a zero-waste lifestyle since 2015 and now share their knowledge with others on how to live completely waste-free and recycling-free. They are sought after for their expertise on waste reduction and are the founders of Zero Waste Tasmania.
Oberon is an ecologist who works to protect Tasmania's threatened species and places. He has been a regular speaker on a range of waste issues on ABC radio and has presented on reducing waste with various community and student groups. Oberon is a qualified permaculture design teacher who is passionate about living with a small ecological footprint. He aims to fully integrate his ecological knowledge with his daily life, with waste management being central.