Bea Johnson is hailed in the United States as the guru of the zero waste movement. Johnson is a native of France and currently lives in Mill Valley, California. She first adopted the zero waste lifestyle in 2008. “Since then, my life and that of my family have changed for the better,” she says. “We not only feel happier, but we also lead more meaningful lives based on experiences instead of stuff.” Here is our e-mail interview with her.