A practical guide to ridding your life--and the planet--of plastic!
NEW Updated Paperback Edition with foreword by musician Jack Johnson!
“I am excited to see a second edition of Plastic-Free by Beth Terry. Beth’s book, with its ingenuity, hands-on examples, and humor will serve as an inspiration and educational resource to readers. The pages that follow provide a toolkit for actionable behavior change at home, work, and in the wider world.“ —Jack Johnson, musician, cofounder of the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation
We have great respect and admiration for Beth Terry. She is a friend, inspiration, and deeply committed fellow plastic-free activist. She can help you change your life for the better...
Like many people, she 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 (even including us, yay! Thanks Beth!) -- 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.
This book is a monumental achievement in plastic-free publishing!!! - The cover is bare, uncoated, unprinted cardboard. - The spine is bare. The glue is non-plastic. - The pages are sewn together with cotton thread.
Length, Width and Height: 17.7 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm / 7" x 6" x 1.5"
Weight: 0.635 kg / 1.4 lb
|Dimensions||Length, Width and Height: 17.7 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm / 7" x 6" x 1.5"
Weight: 0.635 kg / 1.4 lb
|Materials||Cover is bare, uncoated, unprinted cardboard; spine is bare; glue is non-plastic; pages are sewn together with cotton thread.|
|Care Instructions||Just read it and live it.|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
|Health & Environment||BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free. Compostable.|
- This book changed the way I see the world. Review by Angel
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I love how simple the book is. It makes it so easy to believe that going plastic free is doable in a world saturated with the stuff. The author shares her journey, research, struggles, and sources of information, as well as showcasing individuals that are doing their own part in the plastic free movement. She writes it in a way that's good humored and relatable, while still bringing awareness to her readers and inspiring them to make small changes in their lives to bring them one step closer to their plastic free goal.
I learned so much from this book. I learned about different types of plastic, what harmful chemicals each of them contains, whether or not they are truly recyclable, and what kind of plastic free alternatives can replace what you currently own.
Several times throughout reading this book, I read something that made me want to put the book down, pick up my smartphone or open up my laptop, and do my own online research, whether it be product sites (such as this one), organization websites, or personal blogs about the movement. I've also watched a handful of documentaries that were mentioned within the book's pages.
All in all, this book has changed the way I see the world. Our plastic consumption is rather disgusting, harmful to ourselves, other wildlife, and the environment. We're all part of the problem and we should all try our best to be part of the solution. This book shows you that you can start with yourself, and in doing that, other people may notice what you're doing and you can spread forth that knowledge and hopefully bring plastic awareness to others and inspire change in them as well. In fact, my book is now being borrowed by another friend of mine, so it has already begun!
Life Without Plastic Response:
Wow, Angel, thanks for all the feedback. Beth will be thrilled to read your comments. It is a powerful book. And thank YOU for being on the cutting edge and leading the charge toward living plastic-free. You are an inspiration!
All the best on your plastic-free journey, and thank you for visiting us,
The Life Without Plastic Team (Posted on 5/19/2015)