Welcome. 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. This 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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Read the book
Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too
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).
- Berkeley, CA - TRANSITION BERKELEY PRESENTS From the Waste Up – Life Without Plastic !When: Thu 7 May 2015 18:30 to 21:30 PDT Where: Historic Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709 Event Status: tentative Event Description: Would you like to find more ways to get plastic out of your life? It’s easier (and more fun) th
Take the Challenge!
Do You Know Your Plastic Footprint?
Join participants around the world in the "Show Your Plastic Trash" Challenge! No guilt. Just education.
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- treehugger on dishwasher plasticHi Beth\Silver, I don't have any specific references with regards to dishwasher plastic but the general impression I am getting from articles suc
- ag_forum on Any electric kettles with plastic free interior?This one is 100% stainless steel interior: Aroma AWK-1000 Aroma 1.7 Liter (7-Cup) Cordless Electric Water Kettle, Stainless Steel http://www.aroma-hou
- Beth Terry on TortillasI do make my own hummus and included the recipe in my book. I don't make tortillas simply because I don't care about them enough to spend th
My Plastic-Free Life Videos
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.
Read the rest here.