13 Apr '11, 8am

Meet: The Zero Waste Family + get tips on how to do it yourself (it's easier than you think!)

Meet: The Zero Waste Family + get tips on how to do it yourself (it's easier than you think!)

The family of four has produced only this handful of trash since October. Photo: Alexis Petru, Earth911 The average American throws out about 1,000 pounds of garbage every year, according to the U.S. EPA . The Johnson family in California has created only one handful of trash in six months. This family of four aims to reach zero waste – producing no trash going to landfill – or as close to it as possible. And they’re already pretty close. SEE: Slideshow of Zero Waste Family The Johnsons, who live just north of San Francisco in Mill Valley, aren’t just simply recycling their way to reach zero waste. “Recycling is a last resort,” says Béa Johnson, who led her family’s waste reduction efforts and chronicles her experience in the blog, The Zero Waste Home . Johnson is referring to the fact that while recycling is better for the environment than extracting and manufacturing raw...

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