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Book Title: Plastic: A Toxic Love Story|
The author of the book: Susan Freinkel
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.53 MB
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date of issue: April 18th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780547152400
Read full description of the books Plastic: A Toxic Love Story:Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, weâ€™re starting to realize itâ€™s not such a healthy relationship. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this engaging and eye-opening book, weâ€™re nearing a crisis point. Weâ€™ve produced as much plastic in the past decade as we did in the entire twentieth century. Weâ€™re drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices.Â
Freinkel gives us the tools we need with a blend of lively anecdotes and analysis. She combs through scientific studies and economic data, reporting from China and across the United States to assess the real impact of plastic on our lives. She tells her story through eight familiar plastic objects: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and credit card. Her conclusion: we cannot stay on our plastic-paved path. And we donâ€™t have to. Plastic points the way toward a new creative partnership with the material we love to hate but canâ€™t seem to live without.
Read information about the authorSusan Freinkel is the author of American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree. She is a San Francisco based writer who most often writes about science and medicine. Her articles have appeared in a variety of publications including: Discover, Smithsonian, Reader's Digest, the new York Times, Health and Real Simple. American Chestnut is her first book."
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