Could You Live Without Garbage?
What does a life without garbage look like? If you’re the Johnson family it’s something of a modernist (and minimalist) utopia. Featured on the Today Show (above), as well as in Sunset Magazine, the Johnsons are getting a lot of attention these days for their waste-free ways. And rightly so—this family is pretty rad, and remind us of Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man book, blog and movement!
They don’t buy anything with packaging. They drink wine out of a canter, they take their pillowcase to the bakers to load up on bread, they even keep their bacon in a mason jar. Béa, the mom, who also documents their zero-waste lifestyle on her blog, told Sunset Magazine:
“When we started getting rid of things, it was kind of addictive. In a recession, people are inclined to keep things, but I feel the opposite. The less I have, the richer I feel. Stuff weighs you down.”
I have to admit that I find this pretty inspiring. Siobhan and I were even throwing it around as a challenge idea. So could you do it? Could you live without garbage?