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Author LinkTerry, Beth.
Title LinkPlastic-free : how I kicked the plastic habit and you can too / Beth Terry.
Imprint New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2012.
Description viii, 344 p. :  ill. ;  18 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Contents: Waking up to plastic -- Plastic is everywhere. First month’s plastic tally ; What is plastic? ; Problems with plastic ; Types of plastic : the numbers on the bottom -- Plastic bags (why are there melons in my shirt?). Are paper bags better? ; Reusable bags : they’re not all created equal ; Recycling plastic bags ; Taking action in your community -- Plastic beverage bottles (dealing with a drinking problem). The truth about bottled water ; Choosing a reusable beverage container ; Choosing a water filter ; Is your water cooler messing with your hormones? -- Why can’t we just recycle it all? Environmental impact of plastic recycling ; Drawbacks to curbside community recycling systems ; Extended producer responsibility programs ; Does recycling save energy? -- Take-out food & packing lunches (keep your straw, (I have my own!). Reusable foodware for lunches and take-out ; Zero-waste travel and parties ; Saying no to Styrofoam ; Bioplastics: a better alternative? -- Grocery shopping (saving the planet, one cheese wrapper at a time). Grocery shopping with less plastic ; Saying no to frozen food and single-serving sizes ; Plastic-free produce ; Bulk bins -- Personal care & household cleaning (when lazy = green). What’s in the bottle? ; Cleaning up good-- without plastic ; Plastic-free beauty care ; Going further : asking companies to change their packaging -- Feeling overwhelmed(Help! I’m drinking my cleaning fluid!). Combatting hopelessness ; Gaining perspective ; Recognizing progress ; Keeping motivated -- Durable goods (when cheap = green). Get rid of PVC ; Phase out plastic foodware ; What about silicone? ; Using plastic responsibly -- Nine reasons our personal changes matter. Choosing to change ; Personal actions and policy changes ; Voting with your wallet ; Setting the example.
Summary Like many people, Beth Terry didn’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. Now she wants to teach you how you can too.
Subject LinkPlastic scrap -- Environmental aspects.

System Number 000663441
ISBN Link9781616086244 (alk. paper)
Link1616086246 (alk. paper)

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