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Plastic-Free [electronic resource] : How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublication details: New York : Constable & Robinson, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9781620873120
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Plastic-Free : How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can TooDDC classification:
  • 363.738
LOC classification:
  • TD196.P85 T47 2012
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Contents:
Cover; Additional Praise for Beth Terry and Plastic-Free; Titlepage; Copyright; Dedication; Publishers Note; Contents; Introduction: Waking Up to Plastic; First Month's Plastic Tally; What Is Plastic?; Problems with Plastic; Types of Plastic: The Numbers on the Bottom; Chapter 1: Plastic Is Everywhere; Are Paper Bags Better?; Reusable Bags-They're Not All Created Equal; Recycling Plastic Bags; Taking Action in Your Community; Chapter 2: Plastic Bags (Why Are There Melons in My Shirt?); The Truth about Bottled Water; Choosing a Reusable Beverage Container; Choosing a Water Filter
Chapter 10: Nine Reasons Our Personal Changes MatterAcknowledgements; Additional Resources; Notes; Index
Is Your Water Cooler Messing with Your Hormones?Chapter 3: Plastic Beverage Bottles (Dealing with a Drinking Problem); Chapter 4: 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?; Reusable Foodware for Lunches and Take-Out; Zero-Waste Travel and Parties; Saying No to Styrofoam; Bioplastics: A Better Alternative?; Chapter 5: Take-Out Food & Packing Lunches (Keep Your Straw, I Have My Own!); Grocery Shopping with Less Plastic
Saying No to Frozen Food and Single-Serving SizesPlastic-Free Produce; Bulk Bins; Chapter 6: Grocery Shopping (Saving the Planet, One Cheese Wrapper at a Time); What's in the Bottle?; Cleaning Up Good... Without Plastic; Plastic-Free Beauty Care; Going Further: Asking Companies to Change Their Packaging; Chapter 7: Personal Care & Household Cleaning (When Lazy = Green); Chapter 8: Feeling Overwhelmed (Help! I'm Drinking My Cleaning Fluid!); Get Rid of PVC; Phase Out Plastic Foodware; What about Silicone?; Using Plastic Responsibly; Chapter 9: Durable Goods (When Cheap = Green)
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. In her quirky and humorous style?well known to the readers of her popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life?Terry provides personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and personal solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Ter
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Cover; Additional Praise for Beth Terry and Plastic-Free; Titlepage; Copyright; Dedication; Publishers Note; Contents; Introduction: Waking Up to Plastic; First Month's Plastic Tally; What Is Plastic?; Problems with Plastic; Types of Plastic: The Numbers on the Bottom; Chapter 1: Plastic Is Everywhere; Are Paper Bags Better?; Reusable Bags-They're Not All Created Equal; Recycling Plastic Bags; Taking Action in Your Community; Chapter 2: Plastic Bags (Why Are There Melons in My Shirt?); The Truth about Bottled Water; Choosing a Reusable Beverage Container; Choosing a Water Filter

Chapter 10: Nine Reasons Our Personal Changes MatterAcknowledgements; Additional Resources; Notes; Index

Is Your Water Cooler Messing with Your Hormones?Chapter 3: Plastic Beverage Bottles (Dealing with a Drinking Problem); Chapter 4: 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?; Reusable Foodware for Lunches and Take-Out; Zero-Waste Travel and Parties; Saying No to Styrofoam; Bioplastics: A Better Alternative?; Chapter 5: Take-Out Food & Packing Lunches (Keep Your Straw, I Have My Own!); Grocery Shopping with Less Plastic

Saying No to Frozen Food and Single-Serving SizesPlastic-Free Produce; Bulk Bins; Chapter 6: Grocery Shopping (Saving the Planet, One Cheese Wrapper at a Time); What's in the Bottle?; Cleaning Up Good... Without Plastic; Plastic-Free Beauty Care; Going Further: Asking Companies to Change Their Packaging; Chapter 7: Personal Care & Household Cleaning (When Lazy = Green); Chapter 8: Feeling Overwhelmed (Help! I'm Drinking My Cleaning Fluid!); Get Rid of PVC; Phase Out Plastic Foodware; What about Silicone?; Using Plastic Responsibly; Chapter 9: Durable Goods (When Cheap = Green)

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. In her quirky and humorous style?well known to the readers of her popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life?Terry provides personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and personal solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Ter