A Practical Guide to Zero Waste for Families Book

2nd Edition Available Today!

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The First And Only Guide For Families Who Want To Reduce Waste.

This book is a compilation of 14 years of learning how to go zero waste. 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 to hosting a zero waste birthday party, and how all this can save not only the planet but also lots of money.

A Family's Journey to Zero Waste

We’re a family of five living zero-waste, plant-based, & mindfully minimal so that both our kids and our planet can enjoy a beautiful, thriving future. We focus on current environmental issues, share tips & ideas, and offer helpful information about sustainable products. Enjoy the reading!

Compost 101 Class

Did you know that when you throw your food scraps in the trashcan, the food never composts at the city dump?  Instead it creates methane gas which is a huge contributor to our climate crisis.  What this online class and schedule a call with James to get all your questions answered!

Date: On Demand

Get Started going zero waste

Going Zero-Waste

Zero Waste

Our family’s zero waste journey began in 2016 and today we produce almost no waste and live a more...

Plant-Based Vegan Blog

Plant-Based, Vegan

We eat mostly plant-based and vegan; because it’s better for our health (and we love animals).

Zero Waste Gardening


Anyone who has a garden or space is sure to know about the positive benefits of spending time outdoors.



The philosophy of minimalism is to own less and live intentionally—it’s a simple concept that begins with...

Film - Zero Time To Waste

Zero Time to Waste – The Film

We created this film and handbook in hopes of making the shift to zero waste feel less overwhelming. We’ve collected tips, recipes, life hacks, and brands that have helped us along the way— and are excited to now share them with you. We hope you’ll join this ever-growing Zero-Waste Family that’s building a conscious shift towards sustainability—because the truth is there’s no time to waste.

Brands We Love


A beautiful share from Zero Waste Family Mama, Fredrika, as she speaks with @locallywell on their podcast #wellnessinsandiego 💜

We love Fredrika because she keeps it real and is such a loving and authentic woman! She loves her husband @the.zero.waste.dad and her 3 children very much!

Zero waste living started as small individual steps and quickly became a full functioning lifestyle!

You can do it too! Choose one item in your home that you are getting low on, and think about how you can replace it with a more sustainable solution… Head to your local refill store, use glass bottles that are easy to refill, get a reusable water bottle… And so much more!!

#sandiegolocal #livelocalsd #sandiegozerowaste #sustainablesandiego #sustainabilityissexy

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We are so excited to announce that we will be going LIVE with @sustainablybry talking about how we FUNDED our gardens!

Bryan received a $1200 grant for his garden!

Bryan has a unique story to share about how he started his journey into sustainability and Fredrika shares the story of how her zero waste journey began during a time of financial burden.

Join us on August 30th at 12:30 PM PST for a LIVE you wont want to miss!

#zerowasteliving #zerowaste #zerowastesavingmoney #finances #zerowastebudget #zerowasteonabudget #sustainableliving #sustainablesandiego

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We are celebrating back to school with some fun and useful sustainability tips!

@bigliving.littlefootprint and I have teamed up to share some of our fave ways to go back to school, sustainably!

This can include finding gently used computers/tablets, using cardboard and recycled paper folders, instead of plastic.

& for those supplies you just can't go without, keep reading for some of our favorite suggestions!

You can also visit our Link in bio for discount codes for @lunchskins , @naturalearthpaint and more!

Follow and DM @bigliving.littlefootprint for discount codes and more resources including pencils, glue shown above and @backmarket supplies!

Plantable Pencils @sproutworldofficial
Plant Based Glue @onyxandgreen

What are some of your favorite zero waste back to school brands?

Share with us in the comments! 🌱

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So you think because you live in the city, you can't garden?
Think again!
Watch last week's YouTube video about how to grow your own food in the city.
#urbangardening #zerowaste #zerowasteliving

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Recipe can be found here https://zerowastefamily.com/wild-blueberry-crumble ...

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Join us at the @positive_phee back to school sustainable fashion event!

Moms & Dads prep your kids for another year of school affordably & sustainably! This is a fun and social way to refresh your kids’ closets!

Link in bio for details! Tickets (per family) include a bag to fill with sustainable kids clothes & a whole pizza pie from our amazing venue hosts @pizzacassettesd

Stay after the event at the venue to enjoy live music! We highly recommend you checking out our patio partners @deftbrewing & @lostcausemeadery whilst you’re visiting the space too!

Ticket includes 1 bag to fill with sustainable clothes, toys etc from the offerings, and 1 whole pizza pie!

Visit out link in bio to get you ticket!

#nofastfashion #sustainableshopping #sustainablesandiego #ecofriendlysandiego #thriftsandiego #thriftingcommunity #thrifingsd #sandiegoevents #sdevents

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This pretty much sums up my life 🤣

#momlife #momblogger #mom #mommylife #lifewithkids #family #familylife #zerowastefamily

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While we picked blueberries for pie, Liam ate his own weight in blueberries 🫐

#foraging #foragingforfood #blueberries #blueberryface #blueberryforest #blueberryforaging #zerowastefamily

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Did you know that our zero waste family is featured in the documentary zero time to waste? Watch it for free @ https://zerowastefamily.com/watch-zero-time-to-waste

#zerowastetipsforbeginners #zerowasteusa #zerowastesandiego #zerowastefamily #zerowasteliving #thezerowastefamily #sustainableliving

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