Beth TerryWelcome. I'm Beth Terry, an accountant from Oakland, Calif. In 2007, I unexpectedly found myself an activist, author, and public speaker after learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution and my own plastic footprint. flourishThis site has evolved from a simple blog (formerly known as "Fake Plastic Fish") to a comprehensive resource on plastic-free living. Please explore, join a challenge, ask questions, subscribe. Together, we can change the world.

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Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

Plastic Free book by Beth Terry
NEW updated version with foreword by musician Jack Johnson. Available NOW in beautiful 4-color trade paperback, original hardback, digital, or audio version (read by Beth Terry).

Upcoming Events

  • Berkeley, CA - Plastic Pollution Solutions Evening w/ Captain Charles Moore
    เมื่อใด: อ. 23 มิ.ย. 2015 19:00 ถึง 21:00  PDT สถานที่: The Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States สถานะกิจกรรม: ยืนยัน คำอธิบายกิจกรรม: Talk and panel discussion with other plastic-free activists. Presented by Clea

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Do You Know Your Plastic Footprint?

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Join participants around the world in the "Show Your Plastic Trash" Challenge! No guilt. Just education.

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  • Rube on Silicone
    I have just added some silicone items to my camping supplies. Touted as "not plastic" and only made of melted sand.........that's what
  • silver on Need gardening suggestion
    Have read that 40% of wood pallets go into the landfill, and many stores will give them to customers for free, as they are stored behind the store unt
  • EricBosloor on Alternatives to garbage bags and storage
    I'm finding a lot of the no-plastic solutions here really so enlightening. I mean, I would love to cut down on the plastics that I have in storag

Get Started

Here are my top 99 steps to get started on a plastic-free journey. Choose a few to begin with. Don't try to do it all at once!

1. Carry reusable shopping bags.

2. Give up bottled water.

3. Shop your local farmers market.

4. Say no to plastic produce bags.

5. Buy from bulk bins as often as possible.

6. Cut out sodas, juices, and all other plastic-bottled beverages.

7. Buy fresh bread that comes in either paper bags or no bags.

8. Return containers for berries, cherry tomatoes, etc. to the farmer’s market to be reused.

9. Bring your own container for meat and prepared foods.

10. Choose milk in returnable glass bottles.

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