Welcome. I'm Beth Terry, an accountant from Oakland, Calif. In 2007, I unexpectedly found myself an activist, author, and public speaker after learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution and my own plastic footprint. This site has evolved from a simple blog (formerly known as "Fake Plastic Fish") to a comprehensive resource on plastic-free living. Please explore, join a challenge, ask questions, subscribe. Together, we can change the world.
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Read the book
Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too
The guide book I wish had existed 7 years ago. Available NOW in beautiful 4-color hard cover. Or download Digital or Audio version (read by Beth Terry).
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Take the Challenge!
Do You Know Your Plastic Footprint?
Join participants around the world in the "Show Your Plastic Trash" Challenge! No guilt. Just education.
Join the Discussion
- silver on Canadians for plastic freeTo start there is a petition you can sign. Learn ideas and share at plastic free life. https://www.change.org/p/environment-canada-protect-our-waters-
- silver on shopping and DIY plasticfree products & ideasSomething needed that is plastic free? Something not thought of, yet? Share where you found something to replace plastic such as waterproof baskets th
- silver on Need gardening suggestionWe water the garden or plants before a freeze and this has worked for us. We live in Canada. Here is a link that advices the same. http://www.todaysho
My Plastic-Free Life Videos
Here are my top 99 steps to get started on a plastic-free journey. Choose a few to begin with. Don't try to do it all at once!
1. Carry reusable shopping bags.
2. Give up bottled water.
3. Shop your local farmers market.
4. Say no to plastic produce bags.
5. Buy from bulk bins as often as possible.
6. Cut out sodas, juices, and all other plastic-bottled beverages.
7. Buy fresh bread that comes in either paper bags or no bags.
8. Return containers for berries, cherry tomatoes, etc. to the farmer’s market to be reused.
9. Bring your own container for meat and prepared foods.
10. Choose milk in returnable glass bottles.
Read the rest here.