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How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time. From the Head of...
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Will McCallum
How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time. From the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace and spokesperson for their anti-plastic campaign by Will McCallum at Abbey's Bookshop,

How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time. From the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace and spokesperson for their anti-plastic campaign

Will McCallum


9780241363218

Penguin


Industrial: Commercial Art & Design;
Ecological science, the Biosphere;
Earth sciences;
Biogeography;
Environmentalist thought & ideology;
Self-sufficiency


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224 pages

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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 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.

By:   Will McCallum
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   278g
ISBN:   9780241363218
ISBN 10:   0241363217
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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


Will McCallum's How to Give Up Plastic is an important step in confronting this huge problem. If everyone took up just one of the changes he suggests the planet would be much healthier. -- Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod and Milk! It's no small exaggeration to say this book changed the way I think. It is a welcome corrective, a plangent and necessary call to arms. -- Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix If you care about seabirds, turtles, fish, family, friends, planet, this book is for you - a profound, passionate, and practical guide to taking action on plastics. -- Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds This timely book not only explains how we got into this mess, but most importantly offers an optimistic and proactive approach as to how we can get out of it -- Richard Walker, Managing Director of Iceland

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