The Plastic Problem is Out!

Look around you… plastic is everywhere! THE PLASTIC PROBLEM is out today, and it shares more than 50 ways you and your family can cut plastic out of your daily routine. If there’s anything we’ve learned lately, it’s that our individual efforts can make a huge impact on our world.

I’m so excited to get this book in the hands of readers. Writing this book really changed the way I thought about so many aspects of my life. Going plastic-free is slow journey, but there are a lot of rewards. Many things that are better for the environment happen to be better for your body–and sometimes even better for your pocketbook. So what are you waiting for?

It’s very apt that this book launched a day before Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day today (or any day!) with your kids by taking the Plastic Patroller Pledge. Remember: every small change makes a difference–especially if you pledge do it on a daily basis. Download a copy here.

Learn more about THE PLASTIC PROBLEM over at the the Lonely Planet Kids blog. They did a great write-up featuring a review from my 8-year-old friend, Annabelle. Thank you, Annabelle, for reading this book so quickly and writing up your thoughts!

If you’re looking to get a primer on the more depressing aspects of the plastic crisis, I wrote an article for BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, that also includes five more easy ways to help the planet.

Do you usually order books from Amazon? I’m linking to, which helps support local booksellers who really, really need the help right now, and also alleviates Amazon workers from fulfilling a non-essential purchase.

This book is a follow-up to 101 SMALL WAYS TO CHANGE THE WORLD. So if you loved that title, you’ll love this one too! Order a copy of THE PLASTIC PROBLEM now!