Beth Terry

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 book by Beth Terry

NEW updated version with foreword by musician Jack Johnson. Available NOW in beautiful 4-color trade paperback, original hardback, digital, or audio version (read by Beth Terry).

TAKE ACTION

Get Started

Here are my top 100 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.

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Take the Challenge!

Do you know your plastic footprint?
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Join participants around the world in the “Show Your Plastic Trash” Challenge! No guilt. Just education.

MORE COOL STUFF

That's a Wrap eGuide

THAT’S A WRAP: A quick guide for getting started on your plastic-free path. Read my review here.

Healthy Snacks to Go at Kitchen StewardshipThe Everything Beans eBook at Kitchen StewardshipE-BOOKS FOR PLASTIC-FREE COOKS: Read my reviews here and here here.

Plastic-Free School & Office Supplies from GuidedProducts.com
Read my review here.

Buy a copy of the movie Bag It OR watch online
Plastic Pollution Coalition Badge
Be Waste Wise Badge