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Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution (PDF ebook – 440th edition)

Edited by Healey, Justin

Plastic products and packaging are integral to modern daily life. Plastic is durable, cheap, light and can be flexible or rigid, with multiple uses - however plastic is also making the planet a victim of its own success. Plastic pollution has become an epidemic, afflicting land, ...waterways, coastlines and oceans. More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the world's oceans each year, killing marine life as it breaks down into billions of microplastic pieces, without decomposing. Consumption of plastic has increased exponentially, but while recycling is well established, only a small proportion of plastic is recovered for recycling or energy recovery. How can we reduce the amount of plastic waste, increase recycling and minimise impacts on the environment? What are governments, industry, retailers and consumers doing to eliminate the use of plastic packaging to reduce landfill waste and ocean pollution? This book offers confronting facts on the impacts of plastic, but also features strategies aimed at tackling plastic pollution. Now is the time to save our planet from the growing perils of plastic.
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ISBN 9781925339819
Published 25 Jan 2019
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Series Issues in Society

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ISBN-13 9781925339819
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Imprint The Spinney Press
Published 25 Jan 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format PDF ebook – 440th edition
Edition 440th
Author(s) Edited by Healey, Justin
Series Issues in Society
Category Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Issues In Society
Number of Pages 64
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