16 Apr '12, 3pm

Living a Life Without Plastic Is Possible, but Expensive

Living a Life Without Plastic Is Possible, but Expensive

Crowded booth at Life WIthout Plastic Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0 We do go on about the dangers of certain plastics, from the Bisphenol A in polycarbonates to the phthalates in vinyl and PVC. One often doesn't have a whole lot of choice in the matter; we live in a plastic world. But there were some interesting alternatives on display at the Green Living Show in Toronto. I was surprised by crowds and the level of interest in a Life Without Plastic at the booth with that very name. Co-founders Chantal and Jay, with backgrounds in law and biochemistry, write: The environment and our bodies are regularly, and unfortunately increasingly, being bombarded by toxic human-made chemicals. As these chemicals accumulate in our bodies, they disrupt our health, even though we may not feel their actual physical effects for years following the exposure. If we can reduce the amount of plastic-de...

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