Welcome #EcoWed Twitter Participants!

Hi everyone.  This is the official blog post for tonight’s #EcoWed Twitter party… all about ways to reduce plastic consumption and our exposure to toxic chemicals in plastics.  Leave a comment here to enter to win a free hardback copy of my book Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.  (U.S. residents only, I’m afraid.)  As we chat tonight, I’ll try to update this post with interesting points and links that may come up.  Feel free to ask questions and share information here as well.

 

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Notes from the Twitter Chat:

Don’t forget to sign the petition to ask Vitamix to offer a stainless steel alternative to their plastic blender pitcher.  It’s made from Eastman Tritan, a plastic shown to have endocrine disrupting properties.

This article in Mother Jones exposes how the manufacturers of BPA-free plastic Tritan have tried to discourage customers from doing their own third party testing.  http://m.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/tritan-certichem-eastman-bpa-free-plastic-safe

All plastics contain additives, even supposedly “safe” plastics, and all additives can leach.  What’s more, nanufacturers are not required to disclose their proprietary formulas, therefore we can’t know if the additives in a particular plastic are safe or not because we don’t even know what they are in many cases.

For a complete guide to kicking the plastic habit, my book Plastic-Free is available in hard cover, Kindle e-book, and even audiobook formats here:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616086246?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393185&creativeASIN=1616086246&linkCode=shr&tag=fakplafis-20&creativeASIN=1616086246&linkId=FSRXN3GRMVPRCYUW

Thanks so much to Danika Carter from Your Organic Life for organizing the chat tonight and helping to promote greener and healthier ways of living.

 

 

 

12 comments
allison
allison

My family all think I'm nuts but I'm still trying very hard to be plastic free after I read your book on the kindle last year! (Its very difficult to do in Mississippi btw!) Would love a copy to give to non believers! @allisonbblake

oceangirl92647
oceangirl92647

I have a question? What do you suggest we use? Glass. I would Love a copy of your Book! So I can learn more and pass it on to all my family and friends and all over social media sites

notperfume
notperfume

Hi, I'm slow from the heat, so I'm not sure I'm doing this correctly, but it sounds great and I'm in the #ecowed chat now...so very cool...I'm RSVP'ing and I'd love to win a copy of your wonderful book, thank you! :)

erinely
erinely

definitely a good topic and timely

Yammy Rowe
Yammy Rowe

So ready for this chat!! And would loe to win a copy of the book as an added bonus :)

Jay Sinha
Jay Sinha

Happy to be here, but no need to enter me in the contest for a book. We have a copy (signed!) and we sell it in our webstore.

Orange Harp
Orange Harp

Orange Harp is very excited to join the chat!

eascello
eascello

Would love to win! My sister stole my copy :)