Press Kit

To schedule an interview with Beth Terry (me!) or arrange for a presentation, keynote speech, panel participation, workshop, or other public appearance, please contact me and include the name of the event and date (if known) in the subject line.

Below, you will find information you can use to promote a Beth Terry Plastic-Free Living event or interview.  Feel free to copy and download whatever you need from this page.  Or contact me if you don’t see what you are looking for.


Beth Terry’s Bio:

After learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on the environment and human health, Oakland accountant Beth Terry began an experiment to see if she could live without buying any new plastic. Since then, she has reduced her plastic waste to less than 2% of the national average. That experiment turned into the popular blog and new book Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. A founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Terry gives presentations on plastic-free living and why, despite what some critics assert, our personal actions really do make a difference. Her work and life have been profiled in the award-winning film Bag It, as well as Susan Freinkel’s book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story and Captain Charles Moore’s Plastic Ocean.


Plastic-Free Presentation Description

(Please edit to fit the specific event you are planning.)

Title:  Living Plastic-Free

What is your plastic footprint?  Take a walk through your house and notice how much plastic has infused our way of life.  From plastic-packaged food in the kitchen to toothbrushes and shampoo in the bathroom, from the carpet on the floor to the clothes in our closets, and all the gadgets we use each day, our world is full of plastic.

Although some plastics make our lives better, much of it is a problem — polluting our oceans and beaches and harming our health with toxic chemicals. But what can one person do to be part of the solution? Join us for a [morning / afternoon / evening] of inspiring stories and practical tips about ways to reduce plastic in your home and on the planet.  Author Beth Terry will share her journey from self-confessed plastic addict to empowered plastic-free activist and explain why we can’t just recycle our way out of this mess.  Beth Terry’s book, Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Here is a sample PDF of my Power Point slides that go along with the presentation.    The presentation and slides can be tailored to your community and organization.

Beth Terry Plastic-Free Presentation PDF




Photo policy:  You are welcome to crop and resize any photos you download as long as you do not remove any watermarks or photographer credits.

All images are JPG format unless otherwise noted.

The pictures displayed on this page are not full-sized.  To download full-size image, right-click on link UNDER embedded image.

Beth Terry headshot (675px x 900px)

Photo Credit: Micaela Preston

Plastic-Free book by Beth Terry

Plastic-Free book jacket (1333px x 1534px)

Plastic-Free book jacket (600pxx690px)

Photo Credit: Skyhorse Publishing

Beth Terry covered in plastic (900px x 1200px) Please do not remove photographer credit!
Beth Terry covered in plastic (PNG format, 900px x 1200px) Please do not remove photographer credit!
Beth Terry covered in plastic (2383px x 3168px) Please do not remove photographer credit!
Beth Terry covered in plastic (PNG format, 2383px x 3168px) Please do not remove photographer credit!

Photo Credit: Stephen Loewinsohn,

Beth’s plastic waste from June to Dec 2007 (400px x 400px)
Beth’s plastic waste from June to Dec 2007 (450px x 600px)
Beth’s plastic waste from June to Dec 2007 (1775px x 2368px)

Photo Credit: Michael Stoler

Beth Terry’s 2011 plastic waste collection (2400px x 1800px)

Photo Credit: Beth Terry

Bringing cloth bag to farmers market (1500px x 2000px)

Photo Credit: Michael Stoler

Buying plastic-free bread in cloth bag (4000px x 3000px)

Photo Credit: Beth Terry

Beth buying baking soda from bulk bin in reusable cotton bag (640px x 480px)

Photo Credit:  Manuel Maqueda

SF Bay Trash (Damon Slough, Oakland, CA) (4000px x 3000px)

Photo Credit: Beth Terry

Overflowing trash bin (3000px x 4000px)

Photo Credit: Beth Terry

Water bottle litter in Hawaii (1036px x 780px)

Photo Credit: Beth Terry



Sample Posters

Here are some posters created by others to promote my events.  Please use them for inspiration, but do not copy the exact design.


Plastic-Free Book Copies

Contact Skyhorse Publishing Company if you would like a copy of my book Plastic-Free to review.  Alternatively, you can contact me for a low-resolution PDF copy.

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Corinne Meier
5 years ago

Hi Beth, you are my hero! What a well put together website and marketing for your cause! Really enjoying all that you do and present. I will be in touch soon with a speaking engagement offer.