Learn how to be plastic-free and do your part in cleaning up the planet
Oh, the convenience of plastic. Plastic bottles, plastic dishes, plastic straws, plastic utensils, plastic storage containers…you get the idea. Plastics have invaded our lives and we don’t mind one bit. Why should we?
That’s what Beth Terry of Oakland, California, used to think. After seeing a picture of an albatross chock full of plastic, it changed her life…
Consumers throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every year
It takes 450 years for one plastic bottle to break down
Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags every year – only 0.6 are recycled
It’s statistics like these along with the picture of the baby albatross that led Beth to change her ways. Now she’s doing her best to spread the word and help others see the harm that plastic is doing to our lives, our environment and the animals.
Beth’s top two tips for living plastic free are to carry reusable shopping bags and to give up drinking bottled water. On her site, My Plastic Free Life, you’ll find many more tips for living plastic free for every category of your life.
Plastic-free grocery shopping
Plastic-free eating and drinking on the go
Plastic-free lunches at school and work
Plastic-free food storage and kitchenware
Make it from scratch
No more plastic trash bags
Medication & health care
Check out these tips and see how you can cut plastic from your life.
Living plastic-free is good for all of us. From now on, stop and think before you buy. What can you buy without plastic packaging? What can you fix or buy used to cut down on plastic? What can you do to prevent more plastic in our landfills and oceans? I think these are questions that each of us needs to consider.