Waste Not by Erin Rhoads

Waste Not by Erin Rhoads
Waste Not by Erin Rhoads
Waste Not by Erin Rhoads

We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped veggies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain.

But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if I told you it's possible to have it both ways – to live a modern life with less waste!

Divided into three easy to read parts Waste Not will provide you the answers to confidently make the changes that can help fight climate change, minimise pollution, conserve resources while building a resilient future based on kindness and respect.

  • Switch out the disposable plastics from your shopping trolley
  • Make simple cleaning solutions free from harmful chemicals
  • Find your favourite beauty products without all the packaging
  • Give a baby shower present that won't end up in the charity shop bag
  • Plan your own zero-waste wedding (and what `zero waste' even means!)

Waste Not by Erin Rhoads


"This is a much-needed guidebook from a true agent of change." Sarah Wilson, I Quit Sugar

"Want to break up with single-use plastic? Start with Waste Not." Kate Arnell, EcoBoost

"This book really does have it all, including my high recommendation to anyone who's looking to reduce their waste and live a happier and healthier life, whether you've already been on the journey for years, or haven't taken your first step yet." Rob Greenfield, Dude Making a Difference

5% of author profits are donated to Waste Aid Australia. 

Interested in stocking Waste Not? Please contact my publisher Hardie Grant.

Edited, produced and printed using low-waste principles on sustainably sourced paper with soy inks​.