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).
- Date: October 4, 2014From 4:30 pm to 6:00 pmLocation: Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesDescription: Session 18: Living the Waste Free & Plastic Free Life. More information at: http://shiftconmedia.com/2014/09/08/shiftcon-panel-living-the-waste-free-plastic-free-life/
- Date: November 14, 2014From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pmLocation: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901-2515
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
- Dana P on Slow cookersI have researched the Instant Pot. It is stainless steel and is available for ~$100 on amazon. It does have some sort of plastic parts, I guess, like [… Read More]
- Angie Miles on Greener Easter SolutionHi all I read Beth's blog entry from spring 2011 and thought....hmmm....maybe members here would appreciate and support my RePeeps effort. I hav [… Read More]
- Jeen-Marie on Recycling AcrylicI do not know of a place that recycles acrylic, but check you area for a creative reuse center. They will usually take them for a repurposing project. [… Read More]
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.