Author(s): Erin Rhoads
Shrink-wrapped veggies, 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 the average household produces enough trash 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. 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 - to live a modern life with less waste? That'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's most popular eco-bloggers. Erin knows that small changes can have a big impact. In Waste Not she shares everything she's learnt from her own funny, inspiring--and far-from-perfect--journey to living with less waste. This practical reference book is split into three parts: Where to start; How to reduce waste at home and in life; and On the road (sustainable work, travel, and activism). Including genuinely accessible and easy tips, this book is perfect for both the novice and the eco-aware.
Erin Rhoads has been writing about her zero-waste journey since 2013. Her blog, The Rogue Ginger, quickly became one of Australia’s most popular eco-lifestyle websites, and Erin is now a prominent commentator on zero-waste living. She divides her time consulting with businesses on waste reduction, sharing skills and ideas at workshops and talks for kids and adults around Australia, and participating in environmental action groups. Erin was a consultant on Australia’s War on Waste and is a regular contributor on ABC Radio. She has been featured on BBC World, The Project, Sunrise, The Age, The Guardian, The Australian Women's Weekly, Marie Claire, Peppermint magazine and many more. Erin lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and son.
You can find Erin at www.therogueginger.com and on social networks:@therogueginger @therogueginger
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