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a€œGuides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter.a€ a€”Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania Like many people, Beth Terry didna€™t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans, and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. In Plastic-Free, she shows you how you can too, providing personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and individual solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Presenting both beginner and advanced steps, Terry includes handy checklists and tables for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individualsa€”Plastic-Free Heroesa€”who have gone beyond personal solutions to create change on a larger scale. Fully updated for the paperback edition, Plastic-Free also includes sections on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who arena€™t as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for those concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.Check out IFixIt.coma#39;s Self-Repair Manifesto, and insist that companies recognize our right to repair our own things and provide us ... A vintage KitchenAid mixer, for example, can last for generations and is built with parts that can be repaired.

Author:Beth Terry
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2015-04-21


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