As part of its campaign to encourage Australians to reduce household waste, The Source Bulk Foods are bringing global icon and bestselling author of Zero Waste Home Bea Johnson to Australia for a national tour.

Bea aims to spread the message that zero waste is not about recycling more, but less, by preventing waste from entering our homes in the first place. Bea’s philosophy follows five simple principles – refuse what you do not need, reduce what you do need, reuse what you consume, recycle or rot (compost) the rest. With these easy steps Bea has been able to transform her family’s health, finances and relationships by reducing their waste to just half a litre per year.

Bea is coming to Australia with The Source Bulk Foods to give talks to teach Australians how to begin the journey to a zero-waste lifestyle. Reducing waste through initiatives like the zero waste movement is vital for the future of waste management in Australia. Bea shares her experience in the talks and provides simple ways to reduce waste by offering ideas for better meal planning, how to consume fresh local produce from farmers markets and consuming more bulk, unpackaged foods.

The Source Bulk Foods Co-founder Paul Medeiros hopes Australians will be inspired by Bea Johnson’s visit to make small changes of their own to reduce waste. “Bea’s message is that no one person has to do everything—the zero waste movement is about a thousand people doing a thousand small things together to make a difference,” Medeiros said. “By adopting even a few zero waste principles, everyone can do something about the amount of rubbish going to landfill. We can even reduce carbon emissions by having an impact on how much waste is produced in the first place.”

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