Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Tooby Beth Terry
Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. Now she wants to teach you how you can too. In her quirky and humorous style—well known to the readers of her popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life—Terry provides personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and personal solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint.
Terry includes handy lists and charts for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals— Plastic-Free Heroes—who have gone beyond personal solutions to create a change on a larger scale. Plastic-Free also includes chapters on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren’t as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for anyone concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.
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Meet the Author
Beth Terry started her crusade against plastic overconsumption three years ago when she started her blog, My Plastic-Free Life (the blog formerly known as Fake Plastic Fish), which is now the number one blog on plastic-free living in the world. By day, she does accounting for a local Bay Area home care agency; by night, she blogs. She lives with her husband in Oakland, California.
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Thank you Beth for a fantastic book with a gracious and low-key tone... and so many practical, easy-to-implement strategies to reduce plastics dependence.
So many books on plastic reduction just tell you to recycle. Beth gives a variety of great options to avoid bringing plastic in to your house to begin with. And why recycling, while better than nothing, isn't the answer to too much plastic in our lives. While I have wanted to go plastic free before I always felt overwhelmed. Beth's book gives you the tools you need to remove plastic from your life (as much as possible anyway,) and does it without making you feel bad for the plastic you are using in your life. If you are interested in living a greener life, or heading toward a zero waste lifestyle I can't recommend this book enough.
Absolutely life changing. I read this after watching the Bag It documentary. Her book is so thorough and informative. It should be required reading for everyone. Plastics are polluting our Earth and our bodies. thanks Beth