When you write a book called Plastic-Free, and your publisher strives to create the book without any plastic materials, you might expect the book will be offered to the public without plastic. But expect the unexpected. Logic does not always prevail. I’ve received a couple of reports of my book being covered in plastic: one [...]Read the full post.
I suppose I should be careful when using the term bath salts these days. I could have said lip balm or sugar scrub or herbal soap, which are all products you can learn to make yourself and at the same time help homeless women learn job skills. My friend Karen Lee–captain of the Eco-Etsy team [...]Read the full post.
When I first heard about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sales of sugary drinks over 16oz from restaurants, delis, movie theaters, street carts and sports venues, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it. The issue was interesting, but I don’t drink sugary soda and I don’t live in New [...]Read the full post.
Yesterday was the official worldwide launch date of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. Lloyd Alter from Treehugger posted a beautiful review. So many of you have ordered signed copies from me to benefit the Plastic Pollution Coalition, that I keep selling out and having to order more! [...]Read the full post.
You’ve probably already heard about the Japanese tsunami debris making its way across the ocean and the 66-foot long dock that washed ashore on the Oregon coast last week. (According to NOAA, the debris is unlikely to be radioactive, by the way.) The dock is a story in and of itself, but what made me realize [...]Read the full post.
Adding to the continuing series of posts on gardening without plastic, here is another guest post from Ro Kumar, who gave a few tips for avoiding plastic in the garden back in April. It’s been said by environmental leaders like Michael Pollan that one of the best and easiest things we can do to reduce carbon [...]Read the full post.