Many of you got into “Eco-Frugal” parenting like me, for the sweet spot where green living and affordability meet. But as you went, didn’t you discover more and more that reducing waste and reducing consumption played a big part in this? I have a friend (The Eventual Farmer) whose goal, even more than affordable green living, is to reduce her household waste and repurpose as many objects as possible. If a certain trendy but affordable grocery store’s habit of wrapping all their produce in plastic bugs you as much as it does the two of us, or if you’re looking for more ways to reduce your footprint or cut down toxic plastics in your family’s routine, you will absolutely love Beth Terry’s new book Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.
This rather chunky little book (printed with minimal plastic) by the author of the popular blog formerly known as Fake Plastic Fish takes you on the journey Beth Terry found herself traveling after realizing the trouble our oceans are in from the pulverized plastic lodged in the “Pacific Garbage Patch.” Realizing that this toxic juice would climb the food chain right back to the people who put it in the waterways and literally leave us with only the plastic kind of fish in our oceans if we didn’t change something soon, Beth set off to measure her plastic consumption by the ounce, month after month, and try new ways she could reduce her purchase of plastic items.
Now, like I said, this book is a little chunky thing, and that can look intimidating to a newbie just setting off to save the planet. But Beth has split the book into sections, so you can read about her various adventures as well as hear about a lot of other people doing their best to help preserve the ecosystems of our world, too. These profiles were my favorite part of the book, making it really about doing our best together to reduce the crazy amount of unnecessary plastic use out there, rather than focus on Beth’s efforts alone. Get some great ideas to reduce your plastic consumption for your family’s health as well as the planet’s, and learn about all these awesome people making a difference while you’re at it. Sounds win-win to me, especially if you win a copy for free from our giveaway! Read on for the details, or pick up a copy from any book retailer (here’s a list).
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