How to give up plastic : a guide to changing the world, one plastic bottle at a time / Will McCallum
Book | Penguin Books | 2019

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xi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"First published in Penguin Books (UK) 2018"-- T.p. verso.
"An accessible guide to the changes we can all make--small and large--to rid our lives of disposable plastic and clean up the world's oceans. It takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to fully biodegrade, and there are around 12.7 million tons of plastic entering the ocean each year. At our current pace, in the year 2050 there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish, by weight. These are alarming figures, but plastic pollution is an environmental crisis with a solution we can all contribute to. How to Give Up Plastic is a straightforward guide to eliminating plastic from your life. Going room by room through your home and workplace, Greenpeace activist Will McCallum teaches you how to spot disposable plastic items and find plastic-free, sustainable alternatives to each one. From carrying a reusable straw, to catching microfibers when you wash your clothes, to throwing plastic-free parties, you'll learn new and intuitive ways to reduce plastic waste. And by arming you with a wealth of facts about global plastic consumption and anecdotes from activists fighting plastic around the world, you'll also learn how to advocate to businesses and leaders in your community and across the country to commit to eliminating disposable plastics for good"-- Provided by publisher.
A short history of fighting plastic -- The problem with plastic -- Stories of hope and success -- 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?
9780143134336 (trade pbk.)
0143134337 (trade pbk.)
9780525506140 (ebook)
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