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A friendly, illustrated guide with more than 100 swaps for the most common single-use plastic items and solutions for leading a plastic-free life, with resources for further advocacy and understanding, and a foreword by the experts from Plastic Oceans International.
“An eye-opening guide on how to lessen one’s dependence on plastics. The authors make a strong case that consumers can’t recycle their way out of plastic’s deleterious effects on the environment, so a total rethink of habits is necessary. They offer substitutions for almost every type of plastic one can think of—and some plastics that one may not think about at all, such as Scotch tape and chewing gum, in place of which rubber adhesive and cellulose can be used. Among the alternatives are recipes for hair spray, water filters, and watercolors alongside photos of ingredients and creations made from all-natural products. . . . This is a clarion, convincing wake-up call to the scope of the global plastic problem and what readers can do about it.” —Publishers Weekly
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. Follow her on Instagram @conscious_cooking and with the hashtag #plasticfreefoodie. She lives in New York City.
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.