Key Resources for Living with Less Plastic
We gave you a start with our 10 Easy Tips for Living with Less Plastic, but there is so much more that can be done. Here are some key resources to help you out...
If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to living without plastic in most aspects of everyday life, you should consult Beth Terry's Plastic-Free Living Guide. Beth is the intrepid author of the blog, My Plastic-Free Life. And if you want a handy in-depth manual to have at home, you can purchase her new book: Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and You Can Too.
The Berkeley, California-based Ecology Center provides solid information on all kinds of issues, including the problems with plastics. Their two-page Tips Sheet is a handy info source to have around. If you're interested in learning more about the waste issues associated with the full life cycle of plastics, take a look at the comprehensive report by the Berkeley Plastics Task Force.
The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is well-known for its solid research and advocacy work on a range of issues. Their Smart Plastics Guide provides a handy overview of the most common plastics, which to avoid, and tips for using plastics safely when you need to use them.
The dynamic Toronto-based advocacy group Environmental Defence offers a number of handy guides for plastics as well as other toxins in everyday life. They played an instrumental role in having bisphenol A (BPA) banned in baby bottles and formula liners in Canada, which in turn led to bans all over the world.
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