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Buy our book - Zero Waste for Families

A practical Guide - $19.99

Zero Waste for Families shares tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty, home, laundry, gift giving, out-and about adventures and how to raise children zero waste with responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods based on Fredrika’s own experience. Fredrika shows how easy it is to reduce your waste with lots of doable steps and tips for sustainable living that every person can integrate from packing a zero waste school lunch, host a zero waste birthday party, raising children with little waste and how all this can save not only the planet but also lots of money. 

  • Tons of suggestions on how to switch to Zero Waste products!
  • Learn the financial benefits of reducing waste
  • Lots of swap ideas for more low-waste items
  • Recipes for cleaning, children’s arts and crafts and hygiene products.
  • Over 100 pages of real life advice for both beginner and advanced zero wasters!

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Shopping Zero Waste

The easiest way to reduce waste when grocery shopping is to invest in some good-quality...

Zero Waste Arts & Crafts

Children put art materials on their skin, and some also put them into their mouths. It’s a fact that...

Cooking Without Waste

One way to reduce waste and live a zero waste lifestyle is to cook at home from scratch.

Zero Waste Body Care

Let's be honest—the bathroom can be the trickiest place to go green. Going zero waste means...

Author spotlight

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website green-mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero-waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste.

Fredrika Syren

What Readers say

Extremely well-written, insightful and informative. Easy to read and packed with useful, practical and brilliant suggestions. Good for beginners to the movement as well as those further along their journey toward a simplified and sustainable life.

Susan Frazee

“Wow!  As a busy mom of three who is concerned about the planet I’m leaving for my children, I am thrilled with this Guide.  It is loaded with practical changes we can (and will!) make to reduce our family’s waste, all available in one easy to navigate resource.   I am particularly excited about the house cleaning and first aid recipes.  This is a must-have guidebook for any family who wants to begin the journey toward zero waste.” 

Sarah Kleven

This beautiful guide to Zero Waste is exactly what I’ve been needing!  Doing what I can to better take care of my family and our planet is something that has long been important to me, but I’ve found it easy to get discouraged and, frankly, overwhelmed by it all.  This guide is full of excellent suggestions that helped our family become notably more sustainable.  It’s like having the smart kid in class give you their well-researched cheat sheet, saving you time, money, and frustration.  Here’s to many more of us all doing what author Fredrika Syren calls “Imperfect Zero Waste”!

Jessie DeBusschere