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).

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Date: December 4, 2015
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Sebastopol Ave., Hwy 12, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Description: The Community Market presents a presentation on Living Plastic-Free with Beth Terry.

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Here are my top 100 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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Healthy Snacks to Go at Kitchen Stewardship Read my review here.The Everything Beans eBook at Kitchen Stewardship Read my review here.
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