Monday, January 4, 2016

Reducing waste -- Can I get my household to zero waste by the end of 2016?

Hi all,

I'm in the process of reading a few books about greatly reducing waste -- "No Impact Man" by Colin Beavan, "Plastic Free" by Beth Terry, and "Zero Waste Home" by Bea Johnson. Colin lives in New York City, Beth in Oakland, and Bea Johnson in Mill Valley  -- so some great role models with the last 2 in the SF Bay area! 

My goal for 2016 is to reduce waste/pollution/trash for my household as much as I can.

We already do a lot to reduce trash/waste in our typical 3 bedroom 2 bath home, but we are going to try to do much, much more this year to see how close to zero waste we can get. It's hard to be green, but hopefully it will get easier in the future. The books above have lots of good tips but I'll probably discover more along the way.

I'll share my progress on https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SunnyvaleCafe/info and on this blog.

I look forward to hearing from more of you about how you are getting better at "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".

Thanks! 

Cheers,
Tim Oey  



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