Friday, June 15, 2018

Book Review: Plastic Free by Beth Terry

Hey cupcakes! If you have been following The Chic Cupcake for some time now (which you really should be if you aren't haha), you will know that I am on a journey to live a lower-waste lifestyle. :) After reading and reviewing No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, I went to my local library and checked out a TON of books about zero waste living, sustainability, etc. One of the first books I picked up was Plastic Free by Beth Terry.

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Let's just say this book made me want to live a lower-waste lifestyle even more! Just like No Impact Man, the book has some pretty shocking information in it about how bad plastic is for us and the planet. Even though I didn't know a lot of this info before, I feel like I probably should have... However, Beth does an incredible job of explaining difficult concepts in an easy to understand way, using a lot of helpful charts and infographics to help readers "kick the plastic habit". It makes the book hard to put down once you get started! 

As well as being full of important information, the book is very relatable because Beth shares her own journey to living plastic free (and all of the failures she faced in her transition). Her blog, myplasticfreelife.com, is a wonderful place to find even more advice about how you can live a life with less plastic. It is another great resource that has a whole community of like-minded individuals. The idea of going zero/lower waste can seem scary (and hard to do) at first, so having a community like this can really help during the transition! 

Overall, I thought this book was a great wake up call about the dangers of plastic. You don't really think about all the plastics around you in your daily life, so I would definitely recommend reading this book! :) 

What books have you read recently? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post! 

Love,
Sustainable Jenna <3

2 comments:

  1. Wow. It's not something most of us (myself included) even think more about. I am definitely going to look into this...thank you!
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    1. I totally agree! Let me know what you think when you read it! :)
      -Jenna <3

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