• Plastic-Free

  • How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too
  • By: Beth Terry
  • Narrated by: Beth Terry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-03-2013
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Beth Terry was once, like everyone else, addicted to plastic. After reading an article describing plastic pollution in our oceans, she became determined to live a plastic-free life. Beth Terry's candid and emotional narration make listening to Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too a shared experience with the author. Packed with information, anecdotes, and advice, Terry gives the listener convincing reasons to trade the convenience of plastic for more responsible solutions. From sweatshirts to toothpaste, from old glasses to packaged food, Terry’s upbeat and heartfelt guide challenges listeners to become activists in the fight to reduce pollution.

Publisher's Summary

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. Now she wants to teach you how you can too. In her quirky and humorous style - well known to the fans of her popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life - Terry provides personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and personal solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Terry includes handy lists and charts 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 a change on a larger scale. Plastic-Free also includes chapters 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-listen for anyone concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.

©2012 Beth Terry (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Practical tips for reducing plastic

Beth Terry's voice was pleasant to listen to, and even though I have been trying to live a low-waste and plastic-free life for a few years now, I still garnered a number of tips and tricks to further reduce plastic in my life.

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Very interesting and informative

I love the passion with which Beth uses to narrate this book. The content is both interesting and useful. A great catalyst for change in my life. Thanks Beth.

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  • Cat lady
  • 22-04-2016

Wow oh Wow!

Thank you Beth Terry for an incredible and eye opening listen. It's been life changing!

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  • RoleyPole
  • 08-10-2015

an informative and important book

glad I read it , important for anyone trying to reduce hope much rubbish they produce!

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  • JJ
  • 04-07-2018

Great book!

I thought I knew alot already about reducing the use of plastic but this book really opened my eyes about the extent of the problem and the devastating effects of plastic on the environment, animals, and our own health. Please read this book and follow the author's advice about reducing the use of plastic in your own life and inspiring others to do the same. I already started my own plastic reduction plan before I finished reading this book. Thank you Beth and thank you Audible!

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  • justin schweig
  • 10-04-2018

A great resource and inspiration!

This was a great book. It goes more in depth and has more recommendations than anything else Ive found. However, given all these resources... I do feel the book would have been better in a true e-book or in print. Then it could have been an easy reference for years to come. In addition, I found the authors voice a little to high for my taste. I did occasionally take a break from the book. But, since reading it I have implemented several of her suggestions.

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  • booklover
  • 27-02-2018

Inspiring and informative

What an inspiring book! So much information. Really an excellent resource to take action now.

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  • Paintrock
  • 13-11-2017

Entertaining and interesting read

I really enjoyed this book. Keeping track of all the links mentioned was pretty difficult with an audiobook. Trying too take notes while listening detracted from the experience. Including a pdf file for the links would really improve this book.
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-2017

Wonderful inspiring insight!

I started listening to this audio book in July when I took the plasticfreejuly.org challenge.

I do my best to refuse, reuse and recycle but I wanted to increase my knowledge of how I could do this more. This book is it! It's helpful with years of knowledge that Beth has built up. I am thankful for that and it has inspired me to do more. Together we can achieve more.

Thank you so much!