These books to help you go zero waste, are ideal beginner guides, if you are new to the zero waste lifestyle. They cover the basics (switching from plastic bottles, choosing reusable toothbrushes, investing in a reusable coffee cup and lunch box etc). But these authors have been living zero waste for years, so also use their experience to go beyond most.
For recipes, avoid nuts, seed/nut butters for young children, and cut carrot sticks/veggie hot dogs lengthwise and again, to avoid choking. See foods to keep away from pets.
For gardening, see make your garden safe for pets to know toxic plants and other items to avoid. For beauty/home recipes, avoid essential oils near pets and young children, and also for pregnancy/nursing.
101 Ways to Go Zero Waste is the debut book by Katheryn Kellogg, author of the highly popular blog Going Zero Waste. Kathryn can fit all her rubbish from the past 2 years into a 16-ounce jar, and shares her immense knowledge in bite-size tips, so you won’t things overwhelming. You’ll learn how to say no to straws and plastic bags and yes to reusable water bottles and compostable dish scrubbers. Also find waste-free ways to wrap your lunch and how to go waste-free at the airport.
The (almost) Zero Waste Guide is a non-preachy guide to help you go zero waste. The book shares 100 tips to reduce waste in your home and community. Melanie Mannarino shares tips for being less wasteful with what you eat, how you live in your home, what you wear, how you practice self-care, travel and locally. Learn how to eat, cook, live, travel and wear the zero waste lifestyle, plus tips for your local community.
Waste Not Everyday is a book on the zero waste lifestyle by Aussie blogger Erin Rhoads. This book looks at 365 easy changes you can make, to reduce what you throw out. The perfect starter book, to help you through your first year of zero waste living. Learn how to store food properly, multi-use items and find simple recipes.
Sustainable Minimalism is a beautiful blueprint for aspiring minimalists, to break the consumption cycle and get rid of late-night TV ads, unwanted social media and addiction to buying and storing things. It’s a cycle that many are longing to break, from spending money on something that ends up on landfill. Making too much stuff also harms the earth. Empower yourself.
A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days is a lovely little book by rocket scientist turned doctor Anita van Dyke. Her book focuses on ways to zero waste your physical and emotional life (get rid of anger, as well as clutter!).