Packed with simple and practical ways to start reducing the amount ofplastic you use, How to Go Plastic Free will show you how to eliminateplastic from your life, one step at a time. With 100 easy-to-follow tipschampioning the plastic-free cause, this is the stress-free, guilt-freeguide to:* Getting started simply* Plastic-free eating and drinking* Maintaining the lifestyle you love, without plastic* Shopping responsibly and resourcefully* Creative ways to phase plastic out of your lifeFrom consuming zero plastic to producing our own weight in plasticevery year, the last 100 years have seen global plastic usage reachepic proportions. The devastating impact this has had on our planet isclear, and so is the solution: to go plastic free. But with a plastic habitthis bad, how can we give it up?
Thank you for choosing this book - it shows that you care about the future of our planet. Whether you decide to go plastic free for an hour, a day or a year, this book will equip you with little steps we can each take to make a big difference. Let's turn the tide on plastic now - our oceans will thank you for it. Choking. Starving. Poisoning. This is what plastic litter is doing to marine life. Our oceans are, quite simply, facing environmental disaster. Yet by taking some simple steps and making a few changes to your daily routine, you can help to change this. How to Live Plastic Free will teach you everything you need to know about reducing your plastic usage on a daily basis. The chapters start with a typical morning routine and take you through your day, giving you tips and practical advice for removing unnecessary plastic at every possible opportunity. From the moment you wake up to the time you go to bed, you will learn how easy it can be to use plastic-free cosmetics, how to have plastic-free mealtimes, how to change your shopping habits and how to consider your use of plastic items at work. These simple, practical methods will show that small changes to your lifestyle can make a huge change to the future of our planet.
In July 2011, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz challenged herself to go plastic free for the whole month. Starting with a small group of people in the city of Perth, the Plastic Free July movement has grown into a 250-million strong community across 177 countries, empowering people to reduce single-use plastic consumption and create a cleaner future. This book explores how one of the world’s leading environmental campaigns took off and shares lessons from its success. From narrating marine-debris research expeditions to tracking what actually happens to our waste to sharing insights from behavioral research, it speaks to the massive scale of the plastic waste problem and how we can tackle it together. Interweaving interviews from participants, activists, and experts, Plastic Free tells the inspiring story of how ordinary people have created change in their homes, communities, workplaces, schools, businesses, and beyond. It is easy to feel overwhelmed in the face of global environmental problems and wonder what difference our own actions could possibly make. Plastic Free offers hope for the future through the stories of those who have taken on what looked like an insurmountable challenge and succeeded in innovative and practical ways, one step—and one piece of plastic—at a time.
“An eye-opening guide on how to lessen one’s dependence on plastics. . . . This is a clarion, convincing wake-up call to the scope of the global plastic problem and what readers can do about it. —Publishers Weekly Embrace a plastic-free lifestyle with more than 100 simple, stylish swaps for everything from pens and toothbrushes to disposable bottles and the 5 trillion plastic bags we use—and throw out—every year. Use a natural loofah, not a synthetic sponge Buy milk in glass bottles or make homemade nut milk Opt for a waste-free shampoo bar Skip the printed receipt and opt for an email instead Wrap gifts beautifully with cloth Organized into five sections—At Home, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, On the Go, and Special Occasions—Living Without Plastic is a cover-to-cover collection of doable, differencemaking solutions, including a 30-Day Plastic Detox Program.
Plastic-free living is no new trend, but already for several decades a topic, which is discussed in the retail trade, among environmentalists and world do-gooders. For decades, people have been fighting against mountains of rubbish and the topic of recycling and waste avoidance has been on the agenda for a long time. The fact is that dealing with plastic is a central issue in our everyday lives because we deal with plastic on a daily basis and have many plastic objects in operation every day. The packaging waste generated in a week often filled more than one yellow sack. The question we ask ourselves is whether this waste should not actually be reduced or avoided. Plastic waste that does not arise in the first place does not have to be disposed of and recycled. The annoying thing about plastic waste is that it pollutes both the landscape and the seas. The damage caused is not only visual but also natural. Sea animals can die by absorbing plastic remains and the pollution of the oceans by plastic waste ultimately leads to littering of the beaches, which are visited by tourists in summer. A small step, for example, is to think about transporting your purchases before going to the supermarket. The choice of goods is also crucial, as it avoids the need for cumbersome outer packaging directly on the supermarket shelf. Thinking holistically about plastic packaging gives pleasure and more meaning to life. Who really decides to live plastic-free or at least to avoid plastic, shows itself as a protector of the environment and secures the habitats for future generations. Research shows that customers are generally aware that plastic is harmful and that it is better to buy goods that do not need much outer packaging. Living plastic-free can be an enrichment for the whole family and can also have a positive impact on attitudes.
“Guides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter.” —Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania 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. 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 individuals—Plastic-Free Heroes—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 aren’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.
Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive--they are cheap to make, light, and durable--spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution is a beautifully-illustrated survey of the plastics clogging our seas, their impacts on wildlife and people around the world, and inspirational initiatives designed to tackle the problem. With striking photography and graphics, Plastic Soup brings plastic pollution to brilliant life for readers. According to some estimates, if we continue on our current path, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by the year 2050. Created to inform and inspire readers, Plastic Soup is a critical tool in the fight to reverse this trend.
Waste management and plastic free living Plastic - the ticking time bomb? Are you frightened by the pictures of heaps of garbage on dream beaches? Do you feel helpless and don't know what you can change? This book shows you how dangerous plastic is and gives you concrete tips for a plastic-free life. Everywhere we see pictures of once beautiful beaches, covered with plastic bottles and other plastic waste washed up from the sea. But it is difficult for us to connect to ourselves. Do we have to change something in our daily lives? Everywhere we look we are surrounded by plastic: the hair dryer you use to dry your hair, the cheese packaging you take out of the fridge in the morning, the can of your day cream, everything is made of plastic. And even the cream itself often contains micro plastic, which we cannot see but is no less harmful. Can we just keep doing this or do we have to change anything? In this book you can find: What is plastic? Why is plastic so successful? A day in life in a world of plastic What are the dangers of plastic consumption? Plastic waste at sea: facts and consequences Plastic makes you sick What is already being done by countries, corporations and organizations? What can you do? Become aware of what plastic does to us! Come into action yourself!Don't you go on. Try to live plastic-free . It doesn't have to be a complete renunciation to try to gradually replace plastic in your life with other products. 50 tips for a plastic-free life Put it into practice in your everyday life.As a small bonus you will receive recipes to make your own detergents, cosmetics, etc.
100 Plastic Free 2020 Planner and Journal 12 Months Habit Tracker Undated Planner Zero Waste Journal
This journal will help you stay organized, increase awareness of plastic products you use, and empower you to go plastic free! The monthly habit tracker helps you to go plastic free by tracking 5 habits: - stop using plastic bags; - cut off plastic-bottled beverages; - use glass / metal straw; - bring your own cup of coffee; - cut off plastic packaging containers. The daily planner includes: - top 3 priorities, to help you stay organized; - list of products bought that contain plastic, to increase awarness of your plastic usage; - brain dump, to reduce stress and keep your mind clear.
Kate Nelson has been disposable-plastic free for a decade. She started small: stopping her use of plastic bags and water bottles, refusing straws and carrying a reusable cup for takeaway coffee. But unhappy with how much plastic she still handled in her day-to-day life, she knew she had to do more. It took years, but Kate has developed effective strategies that others can easily adopt. This inspiring and practical guide to reducing your use of plastic is packed with information, how-to's and tips to help you cook, clean, shop, wear and live plastic-free. Kate shows how to reduce your waste and live more simply and sustainably, no matter where you're starting from. With over 60 recipes--covering nutrition, bodycare, hygiene and cleaning--Kate Nelson provides the tools you need to make small personal changes that have lasting global impact.