Zero-waste tips for online shopping

Bea Johnson, Author of Zero Waste Home, shares advice on how to be eco friendly and reduce waste when shopping online
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Zero-waste tips for online shopping

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I avoid packaging when I buy online. When I buy online, I usually go to eBay to buy something used or pre-owned because it does not create a demand to make more. It does not put a strain on our resources. For example, when I shop on Ebay for all of those used items, such as, or one of the Christmases my son wanted a chessboard. I looked on eBay. I actually had looked in thrift stores and could not find a chessboard. I was, basically, forced to buy online. I looked on eBay and I found one. When you actually shop on eBay, you have to make sure that you click that little box on the left-hand side of the screen where it says "pre-owned" so that you make sure you are getting something that's used. Then when I do purchase the item, I place a note or a message to the shipper to make sure that he only sends it in recyclable packaging. I ask for no plastic and that they please only ship in paper or cardboard.

Bea Johnson, Author of Zero Waste Home, shares advice on how to be eco friendly and reduce waste when shopping online

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Bea Johnson

Blogger & Author of Zero Waste Home

Bea Johnson and her family strive to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Through her blog, ZeroWasteHome.com, Bea shares waste-reducing tips and inspires a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.  She shatters preconceptions about environmental living with passion, proving that zero waste can not only be "stylish", but also lead to significant time and money savings. Grand-prize winner of "The Green Awards" in 2011, she has appeared on TV and in multiple international publications, and has become the spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle. Bea currently lives in California and has completed her first book. 

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