photo credit Jacqui J. Sze

Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Bea Johnson, native of France and currently living in Mill Valley, California.

Since adopting the Zero Waste lifestyle in 2008, my life and that of my family have changed for the better. We not only feel happier, but we also lead more meaningful lives based on experiences instead of stuff.


My family’s trash for 2018

This blog and my bestselling book, Zero Waste Home (25+ languages and #1 on, waste management category), have initiated a global movement, inspiring hundreds of thousands of people to adopt waste-free living, open unpackaged shops, conceive reusable products, and launch organizations. 
My guideline is simple: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (and only in that order).
Are you ready to join in?

Today, I am a Zero Waste lifestyle expert –or “guru” for some people ;). My vocation is to shatter misconceptions associated with the Zero Waste lifestyle, to prove that waste-free living can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings.
Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards, I am invited to speak at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the world to share my journey and tips.
I open my home to educational tours and the media. I have appeared on TV shows and in publications around the world, from The Today Show to BBC Breakfast. The New York Times called me: “The Priestess of Waste-Free Living”.
As a spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle, I also provide consulting services on sustainable product conception, waste reduction, and minimalism.
For inquiries and schedule availability, feel free to contact me.

Also feel free to roam around the blog, I have created tools to facilitate your transition to a zero waste lifestyle. You can:

  • subscribe to articles using the link above
  • find product recommendations in the store
  • find, add and rate bulk locations near you and throughout the world using our Bulk Finder
  • share frustrations and solutions with other like-minded zero wasters in the forum

For tips and insights on my waste-free lifestyle, join me on Instagram and  Facebook (@zerowastehome). I look forward to connecting with you!