Every year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic. These products will never break down and will endlessly pollute our oceans, air, land, and food chain. But the good news is that there are many steps, small and large, we can take to change our plastic-using habits.
This illustrated book offers more than 100 suggestions in an accessible visual and gifty package. The introductory chapter walks readers through the different types of plastic and terminology. Then, starting with two of the most prevalent problems--the plastic water bottle and the plastic shopping bag the book continues with the actions we can take each day to achieve a plastic-free life, organized into thematic lifestyle categories covering food, health and beauty, home, special occasions, and more.
The information is presented in short actionable text, and each entry includes facts to help the reader understand why the change is a good one. Swap your to-go cup for a reusable mug or invest in metal straws; learn how to DIY your cleaning products, party decorations, and grocery bags; incorporate alternatives to plastic wrap, take-out containers, commercial cosmetic products, cotton balls, and water filters; find out how to avoid the toxins released from the plastic in your refrigerator, shampoo bottles, clothing, and office supplies. Breaking Up with Plastic is a straightforward manual that promises readers a thorough guide to ending their relationship with plastic for good.
About the Authors
Brigette Allen is an experienced oceans advocate and former director of partnerships for Plastic Oceans International. Now with her own consultancy business, Allen taps into her experience as a former investment banker and venture capitalist to help companies implement scalable solutions to the plastic problem in the personal care, food and beverage, and travel space. She lives in Los Angeles.
Christine Wong is the author of The Plantiful Plate and a plant-based-food blogger who advocates for zero-waste consumption and eco-friendly choices within the kitchen and home. She lives in New York City.