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

“Guides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter.” —Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania

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. In Plastic-Free, she shows you how you can too, providing personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and individual solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint.

Presenting both beginner and advanced steps, Terry includes handy checklists and tables 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 change on a larger scale. Fully updated for the paperback edition, Plastic-Free also includes sections 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 those concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620873120
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 03/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 10 MB

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