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Plastic : a toxic love story

Author: Susan Freinkel
Publisher: Melbourne, Australia : Text Publishing, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, toothbrushes, babies bottles and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, we're starting to realise it's not such a healthy relationship. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this engaging and eye-opening book,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Freinkel
ISBN: 9781921758485 1921758481
OCLC Number: 700928895
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : plasticville --
Improving on nature --
A throne for the common man --
Flitting through plasticville --
"Humans are just a little plastic now" --
Matter out of place --
Battle of the bag --
Closing the loop --
Meaning of green --
Epilogue : a bridge.
Responsibility: Susan Freinkel.

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Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, toothbrushes, babies bottles and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, we're starting to realise it's not such a healthy relationship. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this engaging and eye-opening book, we're nearing a crisis point. We've produced as much plastic in the past decade as we did in the entire twentieth century. We're drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices.

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