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How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time

How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McCallum, Will

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.
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ISBN 9780143134336
Released NZ 16 Jul 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143134336
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin USA
Released 16 Jul 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McCallum, Will
Category Oceanography (Seas)
Conservation Of The Environment
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Sea & Seashore Life
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 363.738
Weight 164g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sustainable living, Environmental protection - Citizen participation, Waste minimization, Plastics - Environmental aspects, Plastic marine debris
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade