I feel truly honoured to feature in Beth Terry´s revised & updated book, Plastic Free. How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. With a new forward by Jack Johnson.
If you´ve not heard of Beth Terry, she is the creator of the hugely popular blog My Plastic Free Life possible the most popular on plastic free living.
Beth learnt about plastic pollution a year before I did. Thankfully I found her blog on the first day I learnt the damaging effects of plastic pollution, and have been in contact with her over the years.
Beth was blogging from day one, she´s gone on to speak all over America and written a book. Not any ol´ book. One jam-packed with positive solutions to plastic pollution, with her easy to read style, humor and honesty. There is also plenty of information about plastics, for those who want to delve deeper into the material.
My favorite chapter has to be, Feeling Overwhelmed (Help, I´m drinking my cleaning fluid!) Beth had learnt vodka was a good ingredient for making her own cleaning products, so had plenty in the house… then she started drinking it every night when it all got a bit much. My drug of choice wasn´t vodka, but that´s not to say I didn´t numb the overwhelming feeling of drowning in plastic other ways…! To read this chapter was a relief, I wasn´t alone!
Last year I was chatting to Beth & she said how she was considering an international chapter in her revised edition, as the original is quite American based. She invited me to be one of them! I´m truly honored, after six years Being PALL – Plastic A Lot Less this feels like a huge recognition. No, I don´t do it for recognition, but that´s not to say I don´t feel proud being featured in this book, I do. Very proud!
In the section there are people from Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Taiwan, China & The Netherlands, Portugal (where I was living at the time), The United Kingdom and Canada.
Each and every one of us has made impact reducing plastic pollution, in one way or another. It´s inspiring knowing people across the world are getting on board and making significant changes. I knew of some already from online, but others are new to me too.
Turning the tide of plastic pollution is no longer a lonely endeavour!
I highly recommend Beth´s book (& not just because I´m in it!) It´s a tangible book, I prefer this soft back version. It´s the sort of book you keep in your kitchen & use again and again for reference and inspiration.
You can buy your copy here: Plastic Free. How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.