Living With Less Plastic (Opinion)

Tuesdays at 7:45am and 4:44pm (biweekly)
  • Hosted by Mary Liz Ingram

In response to the global waste crisis, Living With Less Plastic is a commentary (opinion piece) about how a choice to live without single-use plastic has transformed one family’s life, creating ripple effects of change and encouraging others to do the same.

Host Mary Liz Ingram breaks down what may seem like an overwhelming task into easy, step-by-step choices, inviting us to take a second look at our lifestyle habits and our culture of disposability. Sharing successes and failures, tips and advice, Mary Liz tells her family’s journey toward a more sustainable way of life, which in turn calls for more responsible, eco-friendly habits, products and packaging.  

Ingram is an artist, preschool director, and community organizer who seeks to encourage environmental awareness in all aspects of life. As a wife and mom of three kids, ranging in ages from 7 to 13, she explores plastic-free living in ways that are attainable no matter who you are, or how busy you may be. 

For more information about Mary Liz and her environmental initiatives, visit or find her on Facebook @TheCleanUpProjectUSA.

In today’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram goes grocery shopping, but with a twist. While Shopping, She shares some options of living green and looking for plasticless groceries...     

Edited by David Brackett

Drinking water is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, the use of plastic water bottles should be avoided. In this week’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram suggests substituting reusable water bottles in place of toxic plastic ones...   

Edited by David Brackett

Plastic is a useful product, but it's the largest source of pollution and waste on the planet. In today’s Living With Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram informs us about the harm of plastic and the current event of ruination happening in our environment...   

Edited by David Brackett

Plastic has been investigated by researchers since its creation. Originally, it was created to protect the world from calamity; however, the product is linked to the rapid deterioration of the planet. In this episode of Living with Less Plastic, Mary Liz Ingram shares statistics and personal insight about her journey of lowering her use of plastic...

Edited by David Brackett