Johnson’s Zero Waste lifestyle is based on 5 R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot. She says, “The most important thing one can do to stop waste and clutter entering the home is to simply say no. Turn down flyers, freebies, party favors, business cards, single-use plastics (such as flimsy grocery bags), and fight junk mail. Accepting these things not only creates a demand to make more, they are a waste of resources and once they are brought into our home, they add to the clutter and require effort to dispose of them later. Refusing is the first rule to living a Zero Waste simple lifestyle.”
I’d love to implement her simple lifestyle strategies into my home. We could at least start with our mail pile that’s embarrassingly out of control!
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