In the first part of the book, Tracey explains all about the history of rubbish, how rubbish effects the planet and evil consumerist stuff like planned obsolescence.
The second part is the bit with the lists. Lots and lots of tips on how to be a pro-active waste reducer in the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom, study, utility room, entrance, garage and even in the garden. Have you ever considered taking yourself off the Yellow Pages mailing list, using an old tin can as a cookie cutter, or using ripped bike inner tubes as draught-proofing? No? Then you need this book, because for the newly green, this book offers insights aplenty into reducing your waste. If you are already living a pretty green life and looking for bigger ways to go green, you aren’t going to find anything new here.
Part three of the book offers case studies and the obligatory celebrity tips on going green.
I enjoyed Tracey Smith’s engaging tone throughout the Book of Rubbish Ideas. This is a lady that walks the walk and is enthusiastic to spread the word about green living.
I would buy this book for someone who has just got interested in green living.