These books to help you use less plastic go outside the box, to offer tips beyond tote bags and bamboo toothbrushes. Plastic is made from oil and never biodegrades, leading to mass harm to wildlife. Especially when it breaks down into microplastics. Use a Guppyfriend when washing synthetic fibres (or those made from recycled plastic bottles) to stop microplastics reaching the sea. Also see books to help children go plastic-free.
Check medications for foods to avoid. Avoid nuts, seed/nut butters for young children, and cut carrot sticks/veggie hot dogs lengthwise and again, to avoid choking. See foods to keep away from pets.
For beauty/cleaning recipes, avoid essential oils near pets or children, and for pregnancy/breastfeeding. For gardening, see make your garden safe for pets to know toxic plants and other items to avoid.
- Say Goodbye to Plastic is a wonderful survival guide for plastic-free living. Written by the US founder of a best-selling stainless steel lunchbox, this simple but powerful book educates on the epidemic of plastic use, and solutions for a plastic-free future. Sandra Ann Harris invites us to say goodbye to plastic, room-by-room.
- Say No to Plastic: 101 Easy Ways is a small book with big power. It offers ways to use less plastic, and take the first step to going zero waste. It’s possible to make positive changes, without radical changes: learn budget options, DIY ideas and high street substitutes.
- No More Plastic offers 2 minute actions you can take to reduce plastic use. Martin Dorey has been working to save our beaches from plastic for the past 10 years, and this global call to arms has been taken up by people all over the world, via his Beach Clean Foundation. Share your #2minutesolution.
- How to Live Plastic Free is a book by Marine Conservation Society, a major UK charity that is working to clean up the beaches, and help marine wildlife. The book begins by explaining what plastic litter is doing to our fellow creatures, then offers chapters to reduce plastic use, starting with a morning routine and taking you through the day, with tips along the way.
- Your Plastic Footprint is a beautifully illustrated book to help stop the 8 million tons of plastic that escapes into our oceans each year. Environmental technologist Rachel Salt offers informative graphics to stop the 3 million barrels of oil used each day, to make plastic t-shirts (polyester) to soda bottles and plastic bags.
- Quitting Plastic is a beautiful book of easy ways to cut down the plastic in your life. Questions answered include: How will I wash my hair?, Do I have to give up crackers?, What about my bin liner? and Is this going to be expensive?. Author Clara is a young policy advisor in Australia’s parliament and wrote this book with her mother, an award-winning journalist.