I saw this book on the new book shelf at my local library and immediately I decided that I needed to read it. The cover says it all. Our world is filled with plastic of every kind and stripe. Plastic is polluting our environment and it is making us ill in many cases. So, we must all strive to get rid of plastic from our lives as much as this is possible.
There is one problem though! Plastic is in almost everything that we buy and consume. I was shocked to learn that there is even plastic in certain materials and fabrics.
Is life possible without any plastic whatsoever? Probably not, that is the ideal, but it isn’t realistic to achieve this all at once. However, we have to become much more plastic conscious in this culture of plastic addiction. Yes, that’s right. The authors believe that we are addicted to plastic. There is even plastic in our cars and beds. Our bed frames are definitely plastic. It’s hard to fathom just how much plastic there is! I was shocked.
Even paper has some plastic products in it. This book strives to create more awareness about BPA-based products, polystyrene and other ingle-use plastics, and provides readers with ideas for safe, reusable and affordable alternatives. By removing plastic from your home, you can reduce your environmental footprint, minimize threats to wildlife, support local businesses and live a happier, healthier and simpler life.
This book is a step-by-step guide on how to reduce plastic in our lives. After reading this book, I already started to view plastic in a different way. I did an inventory of my home, and I am in the process of getting rid of any unnecessary plastic. This exercise has really showed me in detail how hard it is to live without plastic in our lives. But my mission is still the same: to reduce plastic and to reuse as many plastic products as possible so that not as many will reach landfill.
I loved this book, and I recommend it to anyone who is worried about our current plastic crisis.