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Win a Plastic-Free Book! Take the Quiz & Make a Pledge

Posted By Beth Terry On April 22, 2013 @ 9:54 am In Contests and Giveaways | 74 Comments

2013-04-20-Earth-Day-SF-wigHappy Earth Day everyone.  It’s been a busy weekend, what with the plastic sea monster out and about.  I spent several evenings at home braiding plastic bags into a new doo.  What do you think?  At San Francisco’s Earth Day Festival on 4/20 (probably around 4:20pm), a somewhat wobbly-looking guy with an equally impressive head of hair stared at me for several minutes, then held out a funny kind of cigarette and said very earnestly, “YOU can smoke this.”  Really?  Is that how I come across these days?  I said no thank you and continued on my mission.

That mission?  To spread the message that we can refuse disposable plastic! And that there are lots of great alternatives.

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Take the Quiz. Win a Book.

Plastic-Free-3D-cover2-300x364I also wanted to disabuse people of some common fallacies about plastic.  So I asked people to take the Plastic-Free Quiz & Pledge for a chance to win a copy of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too [1].  Now I offer you guys the opportunity too. Please leave your answers in a comment below, and I’ll choose a winner next week.

1)       True or False: Most of the plastic in the ocean comes from ships at sea.

Answer: http://www.cleanwater.org/feature/problem-of-marine-plastic-pollution [2]

2)       True or False: A number in the arrows at the bottom of a container means the container is recyclable.

Answer: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2007/09/wait-are-you-sure-thats-recyclable/ [3]

3)       True or False: Plastic labeled “BPA-Free” is always safe to eat or drink from.

Answer:  http://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/04/bpa-free-does-not-mean-safe-most-plastics-leach-hormone-disrupting-chemicals/ [4]

4)       True or False: Airports will not let you bring your own water bottle on a plane.

Hint:  http://myplasticfreelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/airport-water-bottle-security.jpg [5]

5)       What one change will you make this week to use less plastic?

I can’t give you the answer to number 5, but I can help.   How about choosing a alternative from the Plastic-Free Guide [6]?  Or collecting your plastic for a week and taking the Show Your Plastic Challenge [7]?  How about writing a letter to a company [8]?   And while you’re at it, how about signing the petition to urge Trader Joe’s to reduce plastic produce packaging [9]?  There’s a lot to be done this week.  Get to it!

 


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URLs in this post:

[1] Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too: http://myplasticfreelife.com/plastic-free-how-i-kicked-the-plastic-habit-and-how-you-can-too/

[2] http://www.cleanwater.org/feature/problem-of-marine-plastic-pollution: http://www.cleanwater.org/feature/problem-of-marine-plastic-pollution

[3] http://myplasticfreelife.com/2007/09/wait-are-you-sure-thats-recyclable/: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2007/09/wait-are-you-sure-thats-recyclable/

[4] http://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/04/bpa-free-does-not-mean-safe-most-plastics-leach-hormone-disrupting-chemicals/: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/04/bpa-free-does-not-mean-safe-most-plastics-leach-hormone-disrupting-chemicals/

[5] http://myplasticfreelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/airport-water-bottle-security.jpg: http://myplasticfreelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/airport-water-bottle-security.jpg

[6] Plastic-Free Guide: http://plasticfreeguide.com/

[7] Show Your Plastic Challenge: http://myplasticfreelife.com/showyourplastic/

[8] writing a letter to a company: http://myplasticfreelife.com/category/letter-writing/

[9] urge Trader Joe’s to reduce plastic produce packaging: http://www.causes.com/actions/1737276-demand-that-trader-joes-end-the-use-of-excessive-plastic-packaging

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