“Plastic pollution isn't an abstract concept. It can become very personal, very fast. Sandra's response was to push back on the tide of plastics in her life, searching for solutions to move her from feeling angry and powerless to empowered. As a pioneer, social entrepreneur, and activist, Sandra focused on inspiring and growing the now global "goodbye plastic" movement.”
- Sharon Rowe, Founder and CEO of Eco-Bags Products
In addition to selling plastic-free products since 2008, our intention and ECOlunchbox's mission has been to educate and inspire people about plastic pollution. Our founder, Sandra Ann Harris, a former investigative journalist and humanitarian aid worker, stumbled across information pointing to the dangers of plastics more than 15 years ago and has been on a mission ever since to help people reduce their dependence on this ubiquitous petroleum-based material.
"For me, plastic pollution isn’t just a job. It’s personal," Harris explains. "That’s why Say Goodbye To Plastic isn’t just a book of facts. It’s a first-person narrative about my life as a mother of two young children and how I set out to find non-toxic solutions for my family and the planet."
The goal of Sandra Ann Harris' book, which was published by Hatherleigh Press and distributed by Penguin Random House, is to educate and activate readers to dive into the plastic-free lifestyle.
Harris started ECOlunchbox from her kitchen table in 2008 as a project to combat plastic pollution. Since then, ECOlunchbox has sold over 800,000 stainless steel and silicone food containers, averting 10s of millions of pieces of trash from use and disposal each year.
"Now, in the face of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to be educated about the harm of single-use plastics," Harris said. "In the past several months, we’ve seen an alarming surge in the use of disposable PPE and other trashy items related to contamination concerns. Unfortunately, the zero-waste lifestyle momentum we’d seen prior to the pandemic has suffered a setback."
“Going green” goes far beyond positive outcomes for your own home and family. The foreword, written by Dianna Cohen, the CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition, gives perspective to the plastic pollution movement and frames it within the current environmental and racial justice movement unfolding worldwide.
“Say Goodbye To Plastic” is an invitation to readers everywhere to joyfully join Sandra Ann Harris in the plastic pollution movement by reducing dependence on single-use plastics piece by piece, room by room. In between colorful stories, readers will find practical advice on how to reduce the use of plastics and find that through small, actionable steps, we each have the power to make an impact in our homes, our communities, and the world at large!
The 192-page small format hardback book measures 7 by 5 inches and is 1/2 inch thick. The book is uplifting and inspirational, giving the reader a can-do attitude and actionable information. It makes a great gift paired with plastic-free ECOlunchbox products for eco-friendly friends and family looking to celebrate an increasingly plastic-free lifestyle.
So are you ready to start saying goodbye to plastic? The book (EAN 9781578268603) is available for sale in hardback on our website or on Amazon in hardback or Kindle. If you'd like to support your local independent bookstore, click here to search by zip code for the nearest seller near you. It can also be purchased online from many sellers, including Amazon and digitally as a Kindle book.
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