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Plastic-free : how I kicked the plastic habit and how you can too

Author: Beth Terry
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like many people, the author didn't think an individual could have much impact on the environment, until she read an article about the oceans filling with plastic while she was recovering from a surgery. This title is both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment.
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Genre/Form: NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Terry
ISBN: 9781616086244 1616086246
OCLC Number: 824458021
Description: viii, 344 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction: Waking up to plastic --
1. Plastic is everywhere (First month's plastic tally ; What is plastic? ; Problems with plastic ; Types of plastic ; The numbers on the problem) --
2. 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) --
3. 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?) --
4. Why can't we just recycle it all? (Environmental impact of plastic recycling ; Drawbacks to curbside [kerbside] community recycling systems ; Extended producer responsibility programs ; Does recycling save energy?) --
5. Take-out food & packing lunches (Keep your straw, I have my own!) (Reusable foodware for lunches and takeout ; Zero-waste travel and parties ; Saying no to styrofoam ; Bioplastics: a better alternative?). 6. 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) --
7. 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) --
8. Feeling overwhelmed (Help! I'm drinking my cleaning fluid!) (Combatting hopelessness ; Gaining perspective ; Recognising progress ; Keeping motivated) --
9. Durable goods (When cheap = green) (Get rid of PVC ; Phase out plastic foodware ; What about silicone? ; Using plastic responsibly) --
10. Nine reasons our personal changes matter (Choosing to change ; Personal actions and policy changes ; Voting with your wallet ; Setting the example).
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