A unique look and approach to eliminating plastic from everyday life to stop poisoning yourself.
Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon are the founders of Life Without Plastic. They live in Wakefield, Quebec, Canada.
"Jay and Chantal's wonderful book provides a clear roadmap for
protecting our families, our oceans and our personal health from
the dangers of single use plastic."--Marcus Eriksen and Anna
Cummins, co-founders, The 5 Gyres Institute"Life Without
Plastic has given me hope for what is possible in eliminating
this toxic threat from our lives. I'm much closer to my goal of a
plastic free life, owing to this wonderful book."--Ed Begley, Jr.,
actor and sustainable living expert"Life Without Plastic is
must read for the plastic-conscious consumer."--Captain Charles
Moore, founder and research director, Algalita Marine Research and
Education"Eliminating plastics is a core step of waste-free living.
Life Without Plastic will not only make the planet and your
family healthier, it will improve your standard of living so
greatly that all you'll regret is not having started earlier!"--Bea
Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home"Chantal and Jay have given us
a startling reality check. They give us a compelling map for our
personal responsibility. Read Life Without Plastic. Get informed.
Take action!"--Joel Solomon, investor, convenor and author of The
Clean Money Revolution"Jay and Chantal are people who paddle out to
turn the tide regardless of the waves ahead. They are the impetus
for positive change, inspiring our small coastal village Bahia
Ballena in Uvita, Costa Rica, to enact a destination-wide
plastic-free initiative. Life Without Plastic is the how-to-guide
that will allow you to ride the plastic free wave of change we all
sorely need."--Travis BaysFounder Bodhi Surf + Yoga, 1st B Corp
Certified surf and yoga camp in the world"Life Without Plastic is a
pertinent and useful guide to living mindfully in the Anthropocene
(a human dominated planet.) Human influence on the planet and its
functioning is widespread and spreading, such that no biome of the
Earth's surface is free from interactions with humanity. Plastic
debris is a pervasive anthropogenic contaminant, identified in
marine ecosystems across the globe, and recognized as a serious
global environmental concern. Life Without Plastic provides a
helpful guide to encourage those around us to reduce waste and
plastic consumption. Indeed, becoming a plastic-free hero capable
of fitting an entire year's worth of rubbish into a jar certainly
doesn't happen overnight! This book provides thoughtful information
to help families plan ahead and change one step at a time--from
lunch packing gear to sports equipment."--Celine Jennison,
co-founder, Plastic Tides"Forget the title! You don't have to be
seeking a life without plastic to get a lot out of this book. It's
a fantastic resource for anyone concerned about the overwhelming
place plastic holds in modern life."--Susan Freinkel, author,
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
"For seven years I've been on a journey to live close to zero waste and to reduce the amount of plastic in my life, especially single use, disposable plastic. It is a challenge to keep up these practices indefinitely, especially in a society so immersed in plastic and the throw-away lifestyle. Over the last few years plastic has managed to sneak back into my life in ways that I had already rid myself of it.
This book, Life Without Plastic, has re-invigorated my desire to live a life without plastic. Plus, it has given me a deeper understanding of exactly what plastic is, the many types of plastic, the human harm it can cause and the impact it has on our world. After finishing just the first chapter I was already going through all of my stuff and sifting out the plastic that had creeped back into my life and wasn't serving me well!
The book is written in a manner that can be read by someone fully immersed in the plastic life that wants to make their first change, or by someone like myself who is well on their way to a life without plastic, or anywhere in between. It is non-preaching, non-judgmental, meets us all where we are, and guides us into a happier, healthier and more sustainable life without plastic."
- Rob Greenfield, adventurer, activist, humanitarian and author of Dude Making a Difference