With a mix of handy hints on how to achieve zero waste, and recipes which will get you there, this is an interesting, albeit short, read. Teens and over could easily use this reference book and copy the activities and recipes. I was excited at the prospect of using up our old egg shells and turning it into eggshell powder… until I saw the amount of work involved…. would you wash out and remove the membrane of 20 eggshells to make half a small jar’s worth? If yes, then this book is definitely for you. If no, you might have a quick flick and get some good ideas.

A good, accessible book which is easy to read and has a good mix of photographs and drawings. This book is modern and has a fresh feel to it. If you’re going for gold and zero waste then this is for you. There are currently six copies available for loan in the Surrey Libraries network.