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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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).
- Berkeley, CA - Panel Discussion: Into the Moment: Conscious Daily Choices for a Less Toxic WorldWhen: Sun Dec 7, 2014 5pm to 6:30pm PST Where: 150 University Hall, corner of Oxford and University Avenue, Berkeley, CA Event Status: confirmed
- Dana Point, CA - Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions Youth SummitWhen: Fri Feb 27, 2015 to Sun Mar 1, 2015 Where: The Ocean Institute, Dana Point, California Event Status: confirmed
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Do You Know Your Plastic Footprint?
Join participants around the world in the "Show Your Plastic Trash" Challenge! No guilt. Just education.
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- Beth Terry on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap)Hi. Here's my blog post on waxed wraps. There is a link to instructions for making your own. http://myplasticfreelife.com/2.....oth-wraps/
- Beth Terry on Bamboo ToothbrushesHi. I've never heard that, and I'm wondering if the hygienist is basing her statement on actual data or if it's just a feeling she has.
- Kenji on Bamboo ToothbrushesHi everybody - I've been using Brush with Bamboo, but my dental hygienist just told me she recommends against wooden and bamboo toothbrushes beca
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.