Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Hardie Grant Publishing
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<p><strong>'This<em>&nbsp;</em>is a much-needed guidebook from a true agent of change.&rsquo; Sarah Wilson</strong><br /><br />We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain.<br />&nbsp;<br />But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if it were possible to have it both ways &ndash; to live a modern life with less waste?<br />&nbsp;<br />That&rsquo;s where Erin Rhoads, aka The Rogue Ginger, comes in. Erin went from eating plastic-packaged takeaway while shopping online for fast fashion, to becoming one of Australia&rsquo;s most popular eco-bloggers<strong>. </strong>Erin knows that small changes can have a big impact. In <em><strong>Waste Not</strong> </em>she shares everything she&rsquo;s learnt from her own funny, inspiring &ndash; and far-from-perfect &ndash; journey to living with less waste.<br />&nbsp;<br />Learn how to:</p>
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<li>switch out the disposable plastics from your shopping trolley</li>
<li>make simple cleaning solutions free from harmful chemicals</li>
<li>find your favourite beauty products without all the packaging</li>
<li>give a baby shower present that won&rsquo;t end up in the charity shop bag</li>
<li>plan your own zero-waste wedding (and what &lsquo;zero waste&rsquo; even means!)</li>
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Hardie Grant Publishing
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Published on
Jul 1, 2018
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781743585481
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Language
English
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Genres
House & Home / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing
House & Home / Sustainable Living
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This content is DRM protected.
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"The perfect housekeeping guide for somebody who is overwhelmed with their mess and can’t figure out how to start." –Lifehacker

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