Bare Necessities: How to Live a Zero-Waste Life Book

Rs. 299.00


In this world full of plastic and chemical waste, how can you help save the planet?

Did you know that there will be more plastic than fish in our seas by 2050? Did you know that it takes 20,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans? Did you know that we have a massive food wastage problem, and yet millions die of hunger each day?  

Bare Necessities is your one-stop guide on how to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle in India. Filled with activities, insights, recipes, tips and how-to guides, it is a must-read for anyone wanting to make a positive change in their life and to our environment. 


About the Authors

Sahar Mansoor is founder and CEO of Bare Necessities, a zero-waste social enterprise, she is a circular economy nerd, voracious learner and curious traveller.

Sahar has gained accredited degrees on environmental topics in India, the US and England, becoming a University of Cambridge alumni. Moreover she has volunteered in Guatemala, Jamaica and the Democratic Republic of Congo on various humanitarian projects

Her business produces zero-waste personal care, lifestyle, home care and educational products and services, including an online sustainability course, 'zero waste in 30'. Sahar's time volunteering at the World Health Organization in Geneva and SELCO Foundation, on implementing decentralized renewable energy projects, in rural Karnataka, has enabled her to successfully grow Bare Necessities from the ground up. Highlighted by recognition from Google India, Al Jazeera Stream, NDTV, Vogue,  Elle, Femina, India Today magazines among others

Sahar has a 500 gram  jar of waste that she brings to workshops that she runs on sustainable living,  which is all the waste she has produced in the past 5 years. She is looking forward to sharing her tips on living a zero-waste lifestyle with you. 

Tim de Ridder began his environmental career in Australia, prior to moving to South East and South Asia. He has organized a wide range of workshops on sustainability, with a focus on the circular economy, the creation of an online education course on waste in India and community engagement initiatives in Cambodia and Malaysia.

He has also written widely on environmental topics, including a research paper on the livelihoods of low-income communities and the benefits of carbon farming for indigenous Australians.

Bare Necessities is the second book he has authored after his self-published Tales from the Roadside, a memoir about a solo bicycle trip across Europe that connected him to the world in profound ways.

  • Publisher : Penguin Random House 
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0143451170
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0143451174
  • Item Weight : 500 g
  • Dimensions : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
  • Launch Date: February 22nd 2021

Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
Subramanyam G
Worth reading

A good, detailed and thought provoking book.

Lakshmi Priya

Nice products and minimal yet quality packaging

Nice Book

Book name - BARE NECESSITIESRATINGS - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Author- sahar mansoor & tim de ridderBASE NECESSITIES- how to live a zero waste life is a guide to live eco friendly life without any waste. This book is a collection of tips and tricks to be used to reduce wastage in our day to day life.Both the authors , sahar and tim has done a great job by putting all these tips together and giving us such practical solutions.Tbh the attractive cover grabbed my attention first but the book is also worth reading.Also loved the way author described each and every topic in such a lucid language.Recommending this book to everyone and specially to those who are interested in living a zero waste life.Happy reading ?

Highly recommend...?

Sahar Mansoor and Tim De Ridder have done a commendable job through this wonderful book.The story is how to live a zero-waste. This book had shared 9 valuable chapters interlinked with her personal experience to live a zero-waste life. The book provides you with a lot of good alternative options for our daily actions.Some of them include making your toothpaste, bath salt, and makeup-remover. There are many DIY recipes and experiments which are easy to implement and leads to reduce minimum waste.The authors want to convey that you don’t have to move mountains to save the environment but a minor change is enough.The team always responds if you want help with these on their website (bare .I was able to connect with them personally on social media and they were kind enough to give me proper guide.The narration style is really amazing. Overall reading this book was worth it. The language of the book was lucid and understandable. I would highly recommend this book to all.

Akash Sangwan
A must read! ?

?‍♂️Hi, guys.... do you know that 80% of our planet is currently suffering from global warming?And, pollution is now one of the biggest global killers affecting millions of humans, birds, other living beings?Or, are you a fan of innovative, progressive kinda books looking for an awesome read?If yes, then this book is for You!Being an avid reader of environmental studies, recycling technologies. I can vouch that it's one of the best books I have ever read.It tells us the environmental issues from our day-to-day life, best ways to solve them with a step-by-step guide.Sounds awesome, isn't it?So, let's see.....?What's it about?This book shares a very simplistic approach to living a zero-waste life.The verified data, concerning warnings and awesome examples, shows that how some of the smallest things are contributing to the degrading health of our planet.?Like:-• the normal masks,•The soaps, detergents• the plastic bags or even our usual toothbrushes.And after showing this tells us the best ways to change it.?So, as I have read the format of this book is like this:-✓The problem, the product causing it✓The methods author used to solve it✓Results she got✓And finally, step-by-step instructions for us.Plus, all these innovative techniques are easily affordable!Also, the issues mentioned here are generally from three aspects of our lives."The home, The office, and the rest of the surroundings like the road, movie theater, etc."Trust me, guys you will be amazed by the facts shared in it. I mean it's freaking unbelievable..... the kinda ignorance we are living in.Or, the instant solutions we can use.So, read this book to know that how you can contribute to saving this planet.Cause, every action matters! :)?What I liked the most?1️⃣. The concept of this book is very impressive. Literally!I mean you can find tons of books on pollution, global warming...But unlike them, this one is To The Point, Easy To Understand, with Least Technical Jargon.Plus, the broad areas it covers are the best. Hat's off to the authors!!2️⃣. And the way it's been written is just WOW.Every issue, every approach, everything gives an instantaneous hope....a vision of how beautiful this planet can be.Plus, the illustrations and the steps author took are really great. I loved it!!⚡ However, at some points it's a bit overstretched which eventually makes it quite less engaging.But still, I genuinely believe that it's one of those books which everyone should read.? So, if you are looking for an awesome read, something unique.Then, go with this one. I am sure you will love it.Cheers!!?My rating:- 5/5