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How to Give Up Plastic: Simple steps to living consciously on our blue planet

How to Give Up Plastic: Simple steps to living consciously on our blue planet (Paperback)

By McCallum, Will

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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 2050 there is likely to be more plastic in the ocean than fi...sh 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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ISBN 9780241388938
Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241388938
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Life
Released 18 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McCallum, Will
Category Social Issues
Embargos & Sanctions
Ecological Science, The Biosphere
Animal Ecology
Marine & Freshwater Mammals
Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Waste Management
Global Warming
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 181mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 640.286
Weight 135g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Plastics - Environmental aspects, Plastic marine debris - Environmental aspects
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly