Plastic Free: Book Review and Guest on #EcoTipTuePosted July 8th, 2013 by Katy Farber
(First posted at Non-Toxic Kids. Join Katy from Non-Toxic Kids, author Beth Terry, and MomsRising this Tuesday for #EcoTipTue. We’ll discuss how plastic is bad for our health and the planet– and how we all can take simple steps to reduce our usage. Beth is super funny and full of great advice!)
I’ve written about Beth Terry here before. You might remember her blog, Fake Plastic Fish (now My Plastic Free Life), where she started gathering and weighing her weekly plastic use. Inspired by a dramatic photo of a dead sea bird whose insides were riddled with plastic, Beth was spurred into action to eliminate her personal plastic use.
I also love that the book ends on why our choices DO matter, regardless of what we read about how it doesn’t. These are inspiring and remind me of the bigger picture in all this.
The resources and links throughout the book are an amazing resource for learning more, living green, and finding safer non-plastic products.
You’ve got to love how the book is made of as little plastic as possible. No plastic coating in the cover, and exposed board and binds. We need more books made like this!
Thanks to Beth Terry for creating an exhaustive book on how everyone can lessen their use of plastic, one step at a time. I know I will use this book often, and look up many of the resources presented. No matter where you are, this book will help you use less plastic and feel empowered by doing so.
I always joke that there is a little Beth Terry that sits on my shoulder, much like the angel and devil depicted in movies, each whispering in a characters ear, which choice to make. This tiny Beth sits on my shoulder and whispers what I could be doing to use less plastic. I try to listen, and now that I have read the book, she has a lot more to say!