|Our plastic-free ground rules:
1: No buying or acquiring new plastic.
2: No cooking with plastic or storing food in plastic.
3: Minimize all other plastic use.
Why go plastic free? Click find out, to and to see some of the bloggers who joined us for Plastic Free February!
Share your comments here and on our Facebook page. Follow our Twitter feed: Twitter.com/rodalenews, tag #noplastic.
Plastic-Free February is over...but keep checking this page as we continue to offer solutions that will keep us all healthy safe from pollutants, contaminants, and toxins.
Read our interview with Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011).
Hey, our plastic-free challenge got mentioned in the New York Times! (No link love from them, unfortunately.) Look for an interview with Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, some time soon on Rodale.com.
Read the 5 key plastic-free strategies that sum up what we learned about eliminating plastic.
See our 5 favorite plastic-free tactics.
Find out how to reuse plastic that you can't avoid.
Check out DIY natural hair-styling solutions that don't require product in plastic bottles.
Are cloth diapers as hard to manage as everybody says? Here's the answer.
Plastic-free food storage: What you need to know.
Maria Rodale offers 10 tip for avoiding plastic.
Forgot your reusable shopping bag? Try letting a bird carry it for you.
Read our week-by-week plastic-free recap:
Week 4: by Rick Chillot, senior online editor
Week 3: by Leah Zerbe, online editor
Week 2: by Emily Main, online editor
Week 1: by Dana Blinder, digital assistant
Why go plastic free? There are plenty of reasons to cut down. It's made from either petroleum or natural gas, two nonrenewable resources extracted in ways that pollute our air and water. Plastic manufacturers add chemicals to certain types of plastics that can be highly toxic, like bisphenol A and phthalates. And very few types of plastic are widely recycled.
You can join us! Give plastic-free living a try, and share your comments below and on our Facebook page.
These bloggers went plastic-free with us:
Maya Rodale, MayaRodale.com/blog
Harriet Shugarman, ClimateMama.com
Liz Banse, Grrl Gone Green
Paul Clarke, School of Sustainability
Growing A Greener World w/Joe Lamp'l
Jen Savedge, The Green Parent
Corey Condello, CoreyCondello.com
News From Nowhere
Megan McWilliams, The Green Diva
MPA Daily News Round-Up
Jen Walter, Jenni's Jingles
Green Families UK
Liz Ask Liz First
Prevention Magazine Spark
Healthy Child, Healthy World
Kristen Mighty Nest.
Published on: January 31, 2011
Updated on: April 22, 2011