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How To Give Up Plastic : Save the World One Plastic Bottle at a Time - Will McCallum

How To Give Up Plastic

Save the World One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Hardcover Published: 28th May 2018
ISBN: 9780241363218
Number Of Pages: 224

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A practical guide to cutting back the amount of plastic we use, by the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace.

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 2020 there is likely to be more plastic in the ocean than fish 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.

About the Author

Will McCallum is the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace and the spokesperson for their campaign against the use of plastics.

ISBN: 9780241363218
ISBN-10: 0241363217
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 28th May 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1