Non Fiction

An Almost Zero Waste Life by Megean Weldon

This book is available to request on NetGalley till the 9th of March

I have to admit I went into this book with a bias. The past couple of years, I have been on the constant lookout for ideas to alter my regular habits to make a difference (environmentally). Since I had time on my hands, I looked up a lot of small things and a couple of big changes that I could implement.

I have been dragging a cart full of glass bottles to a zero-waste store to refill my soaps and bulk groceries. I have switched to soapnut for my regular laundry and with all of this, I am well versed in this lifestyle even if I do not use all that information in my daily life. I am only describing all this in detail only because this knowledge meant there was little that was new in this one. This is a useful book for those beginning this journey. It lists ideas in beneficial ways that will stick to your mind and ease the transition. It has recipes for some do-it-yourself products which eliminate waste by repurposing it as well as finer details on reducing waste in general. All in all, it has good ideas but quite a few of them are already well practised by many. Those who are just thinking about investing time and effort into reducing waste (like a friend I spoke to last weekend mentioned wanting to do) will find this as a simple and helpful push in the right direction.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is solely based on my reading experience and my prior knowledge of the Zero-waste lifestyle.

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