Here’s an interview about my new book (co-authored with Christine Wong) for Rose + Ivy. It includes some useful tips on reducing your plastic footprint.
THANK YOU FOR CREATING SUCH A VALUABLE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING TO MAKEOVER HOW THEY CONSUME. YOU BEGIN THE BOOK BY SAYING, “HALF OF ALL PLASTIC PRODUCED BECOMES TRASH IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR.” WHAT WAS THE STARTING POINT FOR THE BOOK?
The starting point for this book was realizing that there are many ways, beyond just the obvious single-use plastic straw, bottle and bag, for people to greatly reduce their plastic footprint in their daily lives. People don’t even realize how plastic is in almost everything we use every day from chewing gum to the lining of paper coffee cups. There are some great companies out there that are trying to reduce the plastic in their packaging from bar shampoo to menstrual cups. Switching from single-use plastic to these replacements really add up! It doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and convenience either since there are also a ton of fun and creative substitutes like making hair gel out of flax seeds.
Read the whole thing here: