Beth Terry is my hero. I have been following Beth and My Plastic Free Life (formerly known as Fake Plastic Fish,) the blog she pens for over two years. Beth has inspired others including yours truly on how to live a plastic free life. She makes her readers think about their own consumption with a healthy dose of plastic free alternatives to make the journey easier.
I wrote about Beth when I visited her blog for the first time. Until that point in time, I never looked at my own plastic consumption since I recycled as much as I could. A good beginning but I was not really looking at what my consumption was doing to the Earth. Each plastic straw, container, and bowl was depleting our Earth’s natural resources of petroleum.
Many of our plastics including those nasty grocery bags were landing up in the ocean. As I followed Beth, I became conscious of what I was doing. I tried to reduce what I was using and made an effort to reuse my plastic in clever ways.
In the past, I have always marveled at all the recycled plastic products being produced. I still applaud these companies’ efforts, but wondered if recycled plastic products were really that eco-friendly? It seems like the products are a band aides for our over consumption of plastic. I still am wresting with recycled plastic product concept.
Coming up on Green Talk in the next week will be various podcasts on other people who live a life plastic free and companies trying to change the face of plastic. Until then, watch the above video and become inspired. Thanks, Beth for making me a better citizen of the Earth.
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