By Beth Terry
Like many of us, Beth Terry didn’t imagine a person can have a lot impression at the atmosphere. yet whereas laid up after surgical procedure, she learn an editorial concerning the incredible quantity of plastic polluting the oceans, and determined then and there to kick her plastic behavior. In Plastic-Free, she exhibits you ways you can even, supplying own anecdotes, stats in regards to the environmental and illnesses regarding plastic, and person recommendations and how to restrict your plastic footprint.
Presenting either newbie and complicated steps, Terry contains convenient checklists and tables for simple reference, how you can get entangled in higher neighborhood activities, and profiles of individualsPlastic-Free Heroeswho have long gone past own strategies to create switch on a bigger scale. totally up to date for the paperback version, Plastic-Free additionally comprises sections on letting pass of eco-guilt, suggestions for dealing with overwhelming difficulties, and how you can relate to other folks who aren’t as a long way alongside at the plastic-free direction. either a pragmatic advisor and the tale of a private trip from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for these taken with the continued overall healthiness and happiness of themselves, their young ones, and the planet.
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It's no great surprise. Most of us do; it's pretty standard in the United States. It's a lifestyle of consumption, enabled by convenience. We can get pretty much anything we want, or think we want, pretty much whenever we want it. We don't have to think about the costs, beyond what is printed on the package or on our receipts. We don't have to think about the consequences. And all this can exist, in part, because of plastic: products are inexpensive because they are not designed to last, they are packaged so that they can wait indefinitely on store shelves for our sudden desires, and they can be thrown away and forgotten.
Dianna Cohen, visual artist, creative director and cofounder, Plastic Pollution Coalition “Tempted to bring your own reusable silverware to take-out joints but dread the eye-rolling it may generate? This book is for you. ” —Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania “We're so addicted to plastic, it's hard to imagine doing without it. But Beth Terry dared to imagine, and with hard work, humor and lots of trial and error—turns out there's no easy way to make your own liquid hand soap—she broke the plastic habit.
It's a symptom and symbol of an attitude of obliviousness to what is really going on in our world, in our lives, in our bodies, and of a way of life that is no longer sustainable. If we can examine and change the fundamental ways we view ourselves and our relationship to the rest of the world, we can solve the plastic problem from the ground up. Or at least we can give it a damned good try. Chapter 1: Plastic Is Everywhere The day after my plastic epiphany, I went to work collecting my plastic waste.