Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

by Beth Terry


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Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by 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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ISBN-13: 9781632206657
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 248,777
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Beth Terry is the author of the popular blog A founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Terry gives presentations on living plastic-free and why, despite what some critics assert, our personal changes do make a difference. She spearheaded the successful Take Back the Filter Brita recycling campaign in 2008, and her life and work have been profiled in Susan Freinkel's book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, Captain Charles Moore's Plastic Ocean, and the award-winning film Bag It. When she's not out fighting plastic pollution, Terry spends her time with her husband and two rascally kitties in Oakland, California.

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Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Okiesweety More than 1 year ago
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