27 Jun '12, 9am

Want to live a plastic-free life? Read our Q&A with Beth Terry of @PlasticfreeBeth for inspiration!

Want to live a plastic-free life? Read our Q&A with Beth Terry of @PlasticfreeBeth for inspiration!

By the way, when I say I live plastic-free, I don't mean that I never use or touch plastic. While I do everything I can to avoid buying new plastic, I still do use plastic (but not for food contact.) Obviously, my computer and phone are made from plastic, as are many of my kitchen appliances and the carpet that covers the floors of our apartment. (We rent, so we had no choice of floor covering.) The point is to reduce the amount of new plastic being produced, so that could mean just living a simpler life with less consumption. Learning to fix things when they break instead of replacing them. Finding things on Craigslist or Freecycle or in thrift stores instead of buying new. Borrowing, sharing, renting, and finding ways to get the benefit of the things we want without having to necessarily own them. These are all ways to reduce both our plastic and carbon footprint.

Full article: http://www.healthychild.org/blog/comments/062712_plastic-...

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