Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Susan Freinkel


Plastic equipped the trendy global. the place might we be with no motorbike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? yet a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re beginning to notice it’s now not this kind of fit dating. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach damaging chemical substances, clutter landscapes, and ruin marine existence. As journalist Susan Freinkel issues out during this attractive and eye-opening e-book, we’re nearing a quandary element. We’ve produced as a lot plastic long ago decade as we did within the whole 20th century. We’re drowning within the stuff, and we have to commence making a few demanding choices. 

Freinkel supplies us the instruments we want with a mix of vigorous anecdotes and research. She combs via medical reports and financial information, reporting from China and around the usa to evaluate the genuine influence of plastic on our lives. She tells her tale via 8 wide-spread plastic items: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and bank card. Her end: we can't remain on our plastic-paved direction. And we don’t need to. Plastic issues the best way towards a brand new inventive partnership with the fabric we adore to hate yet can’t appear to dwell without.

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