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
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).
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Most recent posts from the forum...
- SVen on Bulk Fresh Pantry not so fresh?You need to find a food co-op. I belong to a student Eco food co-op and honestly, although things are slightly more expensive than the shops, it'
- SVen on Fake Plastic Cork Plant MarkersThanks so much for this suggestion! I love wine too 😜 plus we often have bamboo skewers left that are getting too ratty to reuse and I have a huge veg
- thesniffingratty on Plastic Dental Night GuardDr. Martha Cortez makes ear inserts to wear at night the prevent grinding and also help open the ear canal. They are 1,500$, I may swing for a set bu
- Dylan on Any electric kettles with plastic free interior?wally jasper said I just bought an Aroma Simply Stainless electric kettle AWK 321. The interior of lid was certainly metal. I tapped it and there was
- Beth Terry on miso in glass?Also, I found this one at my local Whole Foods Market:
- Hailbop on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap)Hello there cloth wrap makers. I know this thread is a few months from last post, but I just started playing with beeswax wraps and am wondering if an
- Anne on miso in glass?Not sure, where you are located but in vancouver, BC. The soap dispensary on main street sells it in bulk. They have Amano organic Brand, only stock (
- Anne on Plastic free toilet paperI used to fall for anything made out of bamboo, think it was one of the great alternative to plastic but i think more research need to be done as it
- Beth Terry on Spray BottlesI buy it in a glass bottle. I'm thinking about learning how to make it this year so I don't even have that bit of recycling waste! If I do,
- Beth Terry on Alternative to Plastic Bags When Buying Produce??So cool. I finally have time to sit down and write a blog post today, and I'm going to write about a few of my own recent DIY solutions. Yours ar
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My Plastic-Free Life Videos
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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