Bye-Bye, Bags and Bottles: This Woman Lives Plastic-Free

June 07, 2014 1 min read

Accountant Beth Terry creates about two pounds of the animal-sickening trash each year. Here’s how.

Terry began her conversion to a virtually plastic-free lifestyle gradually, knowing this would make it easier to succeed. First she used up an item she already had at home, then tried to find a plastic-free version. “I would ask myself if I could live without it—and if not, then I would keep using it until I could find an alternative,” she said.

She also wanted to know her personal plastic footprint, so each week she collected her plastic waste, tallied it, and posted a photo along with the results on her blog.

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(Photo: Stephen Loewinsohn)

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