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From the Popular Blogger Beth Terry: Living a "Plastic-Free" Life


Okay, so you could probably handle going through life without any more plastic water bottles. And you'd be fine with using your own bags at the grocery store --- as opposed to those thin, cheaply-made plastic ones that they have at the check-out. But what about finding an alternative to plastic prescription bottles? Can you? And what else --- besides plastic --- does one keep shampoo in? On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Beth Terry, who began writing a blog entitled "Fake Plastic Fish" in 2007. Now that blog is known as "MyPlasticFreeLife.com" --- and it's the leading blog on the Web concerning plastic-free living, alternatives to plastic, and combating plastic over-consumption. Last year, Terry published a book, "Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too," and she joins us to discuss this book: that is, why she wanted to write it and what she hopes it will accomplish. Also, later today (Tuesday the 2nd), in an event co-presented by Book Smart Tulsa and the University of Tulsa's annual Student Research Colloquium, Terry will lecture on (and sign copies of) her book at a free-to-the-public address at 7pm in the Allen Chapman Activity Center on the TU campus. And prior to that event, at 5:30pm, Terry will join a coterie of Tulsa-area crafters, artists, and designers in a hands-on workshop about alternative uses for plastic and other recyclables. (This earlier event also takes place in the Allen Chapman Activity Center.) More information on both of these events can be found here.

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