Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Susan Freinkel


Plastic equipped the trendy international. the place could we be with out motorbike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? yet a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re beginning to notice it’s no longer this sort of fit dating. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach destructive chemical compounds, clutter landscapes, and smash marine lifestyles. As journalist Susan Freinkel issues out during this attractive and eye-opening e-book, we’re nearing a concern aspect. We’ve produced as a lot plastic long ago decade as we did within the complete 20th century. We’re drowning within the stuff, and we have to commence making a few challenging choices. 

Freinkel provides us the instruments we want with a mix of full of life anecdotes and research. She combs via clinical reports and monetary facts, reporting from China and around the usa to evaluate the genuine impression of plastic on our lives. She tells her tale via 8 everyday plastic gadgets: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and bank card. Her end: we won't remain on our plastic-paved direction. And we don’t need to. Plastic issues the best way towards a brand new artistic partnership with the cloth we adore to hate yet can’t appear to dwell without.

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