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‘Zero Waste’ North Bay Family Generates Only Small Jar Of Trash Each Year

October 12, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

CBS San Francisco

MILL VALLEY (KPIX 5) – A lot of us try to recycle and reduce our waste, but there is one North Bay family that has us all beat – tossing out only a quart of garbage each year.

When Bea Johnson, her husband, and two boys moved to Mill Valley in 2007 they let go of 80 percent of their stuff.

“We evaluate the things we really need and really enjoy and let go of the rest, ” Said Johnson. “Today we only have two towels per person, one pair of shorts.”

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In her blog and new book Zero Waste Home, Johnson lays out a the five “R’s” that she lives by:

Refuse – things you don’t need
Reduce – get rid of things that clutter your life
Reuse – buy things second hand
Recycle – take advantage of local recycling programs
Rot – learn…

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