Waste Not Book


Waste Not

Author: Rhoads, Erin

'This is a much-needed guidebook from a true agent of change._ Sarah Wilson We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain. But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if it were possible to have it both ways _ to live a modern life with less waste? That_s where Erin Rhoads, aka The Rogue Ginger, comes in. Erin went from eating plastic-packaged takeaway while shopping online for fast fashion, to becoming one of Australia_s most popular eco-bloggers. Erin knows that small changes can have a big impact. In Waste Notshe shares everything she_s learnt from her own funny, inspiring _ and far-from-perfect _ journey to living with less waste. Learn how to: ˙switch out the disposable plastics from your shopping trolley ˙make simple cleaning solutions free from harmful chemicals ˙find your favourite beauty products without all the packaging ˙give a baby shower present that won_t end up in the charity shop bag ˙plan your own zero-waste wedding (and what _zero waste_ even means!)