This week our guest is Bea Johnson. Since 2008, Bea and her family have been dedicated to living a zero waste lifestyle; their waste now fits in a quart size jar each year. Through her blog and with her book Zero Waste Home, Bea inspires a growing international community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste with the application of the 5R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot. She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. Grand prize winner of “The Green Awards” in 2011, she regularly speaks at universities and corporate events, and opens her home to educational tours and the media. She has appeared on TV shows and in publications around the world, nationally in The New York Times and The Today Show. With her passion and positive outlook, she has become a “guru” and spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle.