Trying to live a day without plastic


If you like a thoughtful combination of humor mixed with information and wit, this essay by journalist A.J. Jacobs is not a newsy snack – it is a full and satisfying meal.  

“Trying To Live A Day Without Plastic” was published by The New York Times on January 13, 2023.  Our hero shares the easy and simple alternatives to plastic he discovered in preparation for “the day”, and also the unavoidable situations that even the most dedicated plastic-avoider can’t dodge. Without lecturing or droning, Jacobs weaves up-to-date research and info into the description of his day, leaving readers with an understanding of the reach of plastic into modern lives, the nuanced problems of replacing it, and the solutions that are complicated…but needed.


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