Plastic Free July
Published on 04 July 2020
It's Plastic Free July! We've got some awesome books at the Library.
You can also check out our Beeswax Wrap event (quick, it's nearly full!) and watch Living the Change and more on Beamafilm.
How to go plastic free : eco tips for busy people, Caroline Jones
With 100 easy-to-follow tips championing the plastic-free cause, this is the stress-free, guilt-free guide to maintain the lifestyle you love, without plastic. From consuming zero plastic to producing our own weight in plastic every year, the last 100 years have seen global plastic usage reach epic proportions. The devastating impact this has had on our planet is clear, and so is the solution: to go plastic free. But with a plastic habit this bad, how can we give it up? (Publisher summary)
F**k plastic : 101 ways to free yourself from plastic and save the world (various authors)
Is the thought of the 51 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans keeping you up at night? Don't panic! The war on plastic has begun and you can help! In this book you'll find 101 little things you as an individual can do to avoid single-use plastics and help save the world. Governments, brands and corporations around the globe are on the case to solve the plastic epidemic, but whilst we wait for the effects of those initiatives to trickle through and alternatives to plastic to be found, let's hit the ground running. In this proactive illustrated book, you'll find 101 simple ways to cut plastic from: -FOOD AND DRINK e.g. freeze fresh veg rather than buying frozen, and buy beeswax wrap over clingfilm -AROUND THE HOUSE e.g. buy bars of soap instead of hand dispensers and swap scourers for natural cloths -YOUR LIFESTYLE e.g. how to have a plastic-free party and find good plastic-free make-up. Together we can save our oceans - and we will! (Publisher summary)
Green housekeeping : recipes and solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable home
, Christina Strutt
The book is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important - it's perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Here old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, and you can use any extras to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips and delicious recipes. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. To become eco-friendly doesn't require self-sacrifice, just some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life. (Publisher summary)
Sustainable home : practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household, Christine Liu
Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle. Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference. With environmental issues at the forefront of global politics, the desire to make small changes on an individual level is on the rise; this book will guide anyone hoping to make a difference, but who perhaps don’t know where to begin. (Publisher summary)
Plastic-Free: How I kicked the plastic habit and how you can too, Beth Terry (ebook)
Presenting both beginner and advanced steps, Terry includes handy checklists and tables for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals—Plastic-Free Heroes—who have gone beyond personal solutions to create change on a larger scale. Fully updated for the paperback edition, Plastic-Free also includes sections on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren't as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for those concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet. (Publisher summary)
Zero waste: simple hacks to drastically reduce your trash, Shia Su (ebook)
What if there were a simple—and fun—way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment? A zero waste lifestyle is the answer—and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar—and if it seems overwhelming, it isn't! In Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. (Publisher summary)
Kids Fight Plastic
The Fate of Food
more waste free living books.