Journal of the San Juan Islands


The ABC’s of living plastic free in the spotlight

April 20, 2013 · Updated 3:20 PM

‘Plastic Free’ Terry / Contributed art

Five years ago accountant Beth Terry decided to see if she could live without acquiring any new products made of plastic. Since then, she reduced the amount of plastic that ends up as waste in her world to a mere 2 percent of the national average.

How did she do it?

Find out April 26, when Terry shares her personal story and practical steps to reducing the use of plastics at a free lecture and book signing at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor, 7 p.m.

Though useful, Terry says  plastics have come to dominate our world, and that most plastic products are designed to be used once and then thrown away, ending up in landfills, degrading landscapes, and clogging our lakes, rivers and oceans.”

Terry’s “Living Plastic Free” will also be presented on Orcas, April 27, and Lopez, April 28. Info, 378-2319, or MyPlasticFreeLife.com.


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