“An eye-opening guide on how to lessen one’s dependence on plastics. . . . 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
Embrace a plastic-free lifestyle with more than 100 simple, stylish swaps for everything from pens and toothbrushes to disposable bottles and the 5 trillion plastic bags we use—and throw out—every year.
- Use a natural loofah, not a synthetic sponge
- Buy milk in glass bottles or make homemade nut milk
- Opt for a waste-free shampoo bar
- Skip the printed receipt and opt for an email instead
- Wrap gifts beautifully with cloth
About the Author
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. Follow her on Instagram @conscious_cooking and with the hashtag #plasticfreefoodie. She lives in New York City.
“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.”