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My Plastic-free Life is not a general green blog. While I sometimes veer outside my usual topic area, the main focus is plastic. Plastic pollution. Plastic toxicity. Plastic litter and waste and recycling. Ways to reduce our dependence on plastic and find plastic-free alternatives.
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Maintaining this site and researching and writing the content requires time and financial resources. In order to keep the site going, My Plastic-Free life accepts advertising and participates in several affiliate programs.
My Plastic-free Life accepts display ads for products and organizations that are in alignment with the values of this blog and its writer. Organizations and campaigns can be related to environmental issues, social justice, animal welfare, or other humanitarian causes.
Products and services advertised must either be plastic-free or help us to reduce our plastic consumption in some way. For example, I would not run an ad for a natural skincare cream if the product is packaged in a plastic jar. I might, however, advertise a durable plastic item if its use will significantly reduce the consumption and waste of many disposable plastic items. I will never run an ad for a food product packaged in plastic.
Additionally, I insist on full disclosure of ingredients in any products advertised. Non-specific ingredients like “fragrance,” “dye,” “preservatives,” etc. are not acceptable. If we don’t know what’s in the product, we can’t be sure it’s safe.
Your choice of shipping materials is important to me. Please see below for my packaging policy.
If you feel your product fits these criteria, contact me about placing an ad or participating in any of the affiliate programs listed below.
My Plastic-Free Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for the site to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
My Plastic-Free Life also participates in several additional affiliate programs that provide fees for bloggers when readers click on those special links. If you already have an account with one of these companies and feel your ad would be appropriate for My Plastic-free Life, please contact me and let me know about it. If not, you will need to sign up with one of them to get started.
- Rakuten Affiliate Network
- eBay Partner Network
- Life Without Plastic affiliate program
- Your own affiliate program: If you have an affiliate program through another network, please contact me and let me know about it.
In general, I do not accept products for review unless they are unique and important solutions to the plastic problem. “Unique” means that something similar has never been reviewed on this site. “Important” means that the product will help eliminate a significant amount of plastic consumption or plastic waste. In general, I encourage readers to reduce their plastic and carbon footprint by buying less of everything, not by shopping their way to a solution. If you feel your product fits these criteria, please contact me.
When shipping products to me, please try not to use any plastic packaging. This includes styrofoam peanuts, plastic wrap, plastic bubble wrap, plastic tape, Tyvek and other plastic envelopes, plastic bubble envelopes. There are plenty of plastic-free alternatives. My favorites are made from recycled paper. Here are just a few options, but there are plenty more. If you use a different sustainable packing material, I’d love to hear about it.
- Yesterday’s News padded mailers made from recycled newspaper fiber
- Jiffy padded mailers (the kind with paper pulp padding rather than plastic bubble padding)
- Paper packing tape
- Molded paper pulp
- EcoCradle molded packing material made from mushrooms
- Geami protective wrap
I disclose my material relationships, policies and business practices. My readers will know the difference between editorial, advertorial, and advertising, should I choose to have it. If I do sponsored or paid posts, they are clearly marked.
When posting a review, I fully disclose any free samples I receive from companies within the body of the post. I do not accept money for writing reviews. I do participate in some affiliate programs, and I may earn a small fee when readers purchase items via product links in my posts.
My words and opinions are my own. I do not feel beholden to advertisers, PR reps, merchants, or others who wish to gain from a relationship with this blog. I select relationships carefully because not only is my personal reputation on the line, but the whole purpose of My Plastic-free Life, which is to help create a better world through learning to live with less plastic.
People have asked me if I live off of the income generated through My Plastic-free Life. The answer is a resounding no. The high standards I set for advertising are such that I make only enough to support My Plastic-free Life. I can travel to blogging conferences, for example, or take field trips to learn about plastic recycling. In order to keep a roof over my head and food in my belly, I do freelance bookkeeping work. But thanks for asking!