Terry, as it turned out, not only talks the talk, she also walks the walk. Her personal crusade against plastic consumption began in 2007. She began her journey by inventorying the plastic in her home, then started seriously cutting the amount that came into her house.
|Lunchskins' Red ladybug set|
|Lunchskins' Green frogs set|
There are solutions--and Terry's book and website are very good at giving the rationale for making some changes, and telling us how we can find substitutes that will help us do more to reduce plastic pollution than simply choosing paper (or better yet cloth) grocery bags over plastic ones.
It is a process to make these important changes. In a bit of synchronicity, just as I was finishing Terry's book, I heard from a company called 3GreenMoms. They, who are indeed three moms, have launched an assortment of reusable fabric sandwich and snack bags called Lunchskins. The bags are made of a variety of colorful cotton fabrics, lined with a very thin polyurethane layer. Yes, that is still using some plastic, but Lunchskins can be reused 100's of times--reducing significantly the amount of plastic that a family would add to the landfill by using disposable baggies. Lunchskins are BPA-free and lead-free and they can go in both dishwashers and clothes washers. And it doesn't hurt a bit that these bags are so cute!
|Lunchskins' Tangerine orange|
Disclaimer: I received a free sample of these bags in order to review them.