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.
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/
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.