PlasticFreeFoodie Volume 1. This #plasticfreefoodie publication (Vol 1 – 2017) is a global community-based project to raise money to protect the ocean. It showcases the support of over 60 inspirational foodies, zero-waste influencers and stellar ocean + marine life photographers. In this premiere issue, you will find 80 delicious recipes made with ingredients that are free from single-use plastic packaging, all curated by renowned chef, foodie and blogger, Christine Wong. It’s the perfect inspiration for the holidays, and every day!
The oceans are in great danger. 80% of ocean waste originates from land. That’s more than 8 million tons of plastic “dumped” into the oceans each year. So NOW is the time for each one of us do better to create a positive change.
#plasticfreefoodie is a movement to shift the mindset and reliance upon foods packaged in plastic. This involves shopping at local farmer’s markets for in-season produce, finding groceries that have a bulk food section, and bringing your own bottles / bags / containers / utensils when you are on-the-go.
While there is plastic all around us, the biggest and most immediate issue is single-use packaging. 50% of all plastic have the average usage span of 12 minutes, which includes the 2 million plastic bags used around the world every minute! The food industry makes this extra difficult to avoid plastic. So whether you cook at home, or rely on restaurants or takeout foods, we can all use our awareness and our spending dollars to create a positive change.
By purchasing a copy of PlasticFreeFoodie Volume 1 for yourself, or gifting it to a friend, you will be supporting the planet as well.