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How to give up plastic : a guide to saving the world, one plastic bottle at a time

Author: Will McCallum
Publisher: [London] : Penguin Life, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plastic is everywhere - from the deepest canyons in the ocean to the frozen Arctic tundra. 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals; by 2020 there is likely to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can you make a difference? This book offers a handy guide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will McCallum
ISBN: 9780241363218 0241363217
OCLC Number: 1023492409
Description: 210 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A short history of fighting plastic --
The problem with plastic --
Stories of hope and success --
a global movement against plastic --
How can one person make a difference? --
Giving up plastic in the bathroom --
Giving up plastic in the bedroom --
Giving up plastic in the kitchen --
Giving up plastic on the go --
Giving up plastic in the nursery --
Giving up plastic in the workplace --
Giving up plastic in your community --
What does the future hold.
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Plastic is everywhere - from the deepest canyons in the ocean to the frozen Arctic tundra. 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals; by 2020 there is likely to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can you make a difference? This book offers a handy guide for what we can do in our own homes, communities and workplaces to start bringing about the end of our plastic dependent age. It covers all ground, from easy wins such as using a reusable keep cup for your morning coffee, to lesser-known hacks like fixing a filter to your washing machine to catch some of the mircofibres released from your clothes (microfibers are responsible for up to 30% of plastic in the ocean). But it will also help you to be a part of big changes, offering insights into how to lobby for impactful legislation and how to put pressure on big corporations to reduce the use of plastic on a global scale. Packed with the latest research, useful tips, and anecdotes from scientists in the field and success stories from local communities round the world - this is an essential overview of why we should all be working together no matter where we are in the world to reduce the amount of plastic being produced.

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Will McCallum's How to Give Up Plastic is an important step in confronting this huge problem. If everyone took up just one of the changes he suggests the planet would be much healthier. -- Mark Read more...

 
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