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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
Happy 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.
I 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 . 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.
2) True or False: A number in the arrows at the bottom of a container means the container is recyclable.
3) True or False: Plastic labeled “BPA-Free” is always safe to eat or drink from.
4) True or False: Airports will not let you bring your own water bottle on a plane.
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 ? Or collecting your plastic for a week and taking the Show Your Plastic Challenge ? How about writing a letter to a company ? And while you’re at it, how about signing the petition to urge Trader Joe’s to reduce plastic produce packaging ? There’s a lot to be done this week. Get to it!
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URLs in this post:
 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/
 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/science/july-dec08/plastic_11-131.html: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/science/july-dec08/plastic_11-131.html
 http://myplasticfreelife.com/2007/09/wait-are-you-sure-thats-recyclable/: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2007/09/wait-are-you-sure-thats-recyclable/
 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/
 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
 Plastic-Free Guide: http://plasticfreeguide.com/
 Show Your Plastic Challenge: http://myplasticfreelife.com/showyourplastic/
 writing a letter to a company: http://myplasticfreelife.com/category/letter-writing/
 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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