Free Speech TV. Feb 2013. (Recorded Oct 2012.) Interview with Karl Grossman for Enviro Close-Up Show.

Tri-Valley Community Television. Oct 2012. Beth discusses Plastic-Free on “In A Word” talk show.

ABC7 News. 09 Aug 2012.  Beth Terry appears towards the end explaining drawbacks to plastic recycling.

Melissa Harris-Perry Show, MSNBC. 22 Apr 2012. Beth Terry appears from 6:13 to end.

Garcia, Teresa.  ABC7 News.  01 Mar 2010.


Beth Terry appears as herself in the documentary Normal is Over (2015).

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Beth Terry appears as herself in the award-winning documentary Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?(2010).



Here are a few of my favorite interviews.  Click here for COMPLETE LIST of all audio interviews with Beth Terry.

WNYC Leonard Lopate Show.  Interviewed by Leonard Lopate.  Air Date: 25 Oct 2012.

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KQED’s Forum. Interviewed by Scott Shafer. Air date: August 1, 2012.  Click the link to learn how the Forum staff collected their plastic waste the day before the show and read highlights from the interview.

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PRI’s Living on Earth.  Interviewed by Bruce Gellerman.  Air date: Week of July 29, 2012.  Click the link for written transcript or to listen on the Living on Earth site.

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Minnesota Public Radio program The Daily Circuit. Interviewed by Marianne Combs. Air Date: August 20, 2012.

Brichetto, Joanna.  “Kick Plastics From Your Life.” BookPage.  August 2012.

Westervelt, Amy.  “5 Easy Ways to Kick the Plastic Habit.” 15 Aug 2012.

Szokan, Nancy. “Book details hazards of radiation; another tells how to steer clear of plastics.” Washington Post.  30 July 2012.

Grayson, Jennifer. “Eco Etiquette: How Do I Store Produce without Plastic?” Huffington Post. 26 July 2012.

Award: “Best Anti-Plastic Activist: Beth Terry” The East Bay Express.  18 July 2012.

Main, Emily.  “5 Disturbing Facts About Plastic.”  12 July, 2012.

Bauers, Sandy.  “Book of the Week: Beth Terry Goes Plastic-Free.”  11 July 2012.

Haifley, Dan.  “Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard: How to curb that ubiquitous plastic.”  Santa Cruz Sentinel.  7 July 2012.

Cernansky, Rachel. “It’s even in gum!: Tips on avoiding plastic from expert Beth Terry.”  Grist.  27 June 2012.

Alter,  Lloyd. “How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too (Book Review).”  15 June 2012.

Royte, Elizabeth. “Beth Terry: Doyenne of Plastic-Free Living.” OnEarth blog.  31 May 2012.

Seltenrich, Nate. “Living Plastic-Free.” East Bay Express.  7 Mar 2012.

Rysavy, Tracy. “Could You Live Plastic-Free?” Green American. Nov/Dec 2011.

Whitney, Conner Middelmann.  “Making Your Home A Plastic-free Zone.”  30 Nov 2011.

Walters, Tiara. “Sack the Bag.” Sunday Times (Johannesburg, South Africa). 24 July 2011.

Weeks, Linton.  “Pumped Up: Are Americans Addicted to Oil?”  20 May 2011.

Miller, Elizabeth. “A Life Less Plastic.” Boulder Weekly. 5 May 2011.

Renner, Serena. “From Micro to Macro: 2011 Eco Awards.” Diablo Magazine. May 2011.

Renner, Serena.  “Plastic Trash Talk.”  Diablo Magazine Online.  Apr 2011.

Harsch, Becca and Stone, Stephanie. “Plastic Pollution.”  26 Apr 2011.

Metzgar, Eric Daniel. “The Connection Was Made: An Interview with Beth Terry, the Plastic-Free Woman.” Linewaiters’ Gazette: Official Newsletter of the Park Slope Food Coop.  7 Apr 2011.

Bernstein, Stephanie. “Take the Plastic Challenge.”  30 Dec 2010.

Masterson, Miles. “Fake Plastic Sea.” Huck Magazine Issue #021. 10 Jun 2010.

Wilson, Stiv. “Beth Terry Bursts Your Bubble: You’re Chewing on Plastic.” GOOD. 9 Jun 2010.

Negroni, Christine.  “Leaving the Trash Behind.”  NY Times.  23 Feb 2010.

Cernansky, Rachel. “How Plastic-Free Living is Done: An Interview with Beth Terry from Fake Plastic Fish” Discovery’s Planet Green. 26 Jan 2010.

Locks, Jesse.  “See Jane Do: No More Plastic — Are You Up to the Challenge?”  The Union.  27 Sep 2009.

Royte, Elizabeth.  “Meet the Zero-Waste Zealots.” Mother Jones. May, Jun 2009.

Gammon, Robert.  “The Blogger and the Bleach Company.” East Bay Express. 11-17 Feb 2009.

Bauers, Sandy. “She Wants to Say 2 Words: No Plastics.” Philadelphia Inquirer. 9 Feb 2009.

Bauers, Sandy. “Purging the Plastics.”  9 Feb 2009.

Ecklund, Eileen.  “Blogging for Fishes Sake.” California Coast & Ocean.  Volume 24, No. 4.  Winter 2008-2009.

Tsouderos, Trine, “A Life Without Plastics?” Chicago Tribune.  27 Dec 2008.

Frazier, Mya, “Pressure is on to Recycle Water Filters.” NY Times. 5 Oct 2008.

Warth, Matthew, “‘Garblogger’ comes up with toothbrush alternative.” The New Zealand Herald. 15 Jul 2008.

Sistek, Hanna, “Clorox on Brita Cartridge Recycling: Not So Easy.”  cNet News.  24 Jun 24 2008.

Wenzel, Elsa. “EcoBloggers Bring the Landfill Home.” cNet News. 7 Feb 2008.

Profiles of Beth Terry in Books:

Izzo, John. Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything. Page 32.  Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 2 Jan 2012.

Moore, Capt. Charles.  Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans. Pages 314-315.  Avery. 27 Oct 2011.

Freinkel, Susan. Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. Pages 225-231.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 18 Apr 2011.

de Rothschild, David. Plastiki: Across the Pacific on Plastic: An Adventure to Save Our Oceans. Page 82. Chronicle Books. 16 Mar 2011.

Feldt, Gloria. No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power. Pages 295, 314–315. Seal Press. 28 Sep 2010.

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3 years 11 months ago

I actually hate plastic. It is so fake and cold and cheap. this article show how to clean in a greener way which is a great addition to the plastic free way of life.

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5 years 8 months ago

[…] You can find her blog here: My Plastic-free Life and a video of her efforts here: Beth Terry on Local News […]

6 years 9 months ago

Thanks, Mariella. Very cool. I just added it, although now it has a different URL:

6 years 9 months ago

here’s another one to add to your list all the way over in Kiwi Land: