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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story | Susan Freinkel
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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, were starting to realize its 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, were nearing a crisis point. Weve produced as much plastic in the past decade as we did in the entire twentieth century. Were drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices. 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 dont have to. Plastic points the way toward a new creative partnership with the material we love to hate but cant seem to live without.
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A timely read, as it becomes increasingly urgent that we deal with environmental issues.
On sale in US ebook stores, free to read for Amazon Prime members.

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When your used book store has an environmental window display and half the books used to be yours. 😂

Crazeedi That's awesome! Who can say that?😉❣ 8mo
micamaldita Oh wow, really? That's so cool! 😊 8mo
BookHoarder32 Lol! Just try not to re-buy them. 😂 8mo
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Reggie Where is this? You‘re in Alb? Right? 8mo
silentrequiem @Reggie Yup! Nob Hill. 8mo
Hooked_on_books 😂🙌🏼 8mo
marleed That‘s funny. 8mo
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Something I learned from a paperback-swap group: put your book in a plastic bag (grocery bag will do) before putting it in your outer envelope. Never know if it'll get rained on 🌂🌦🌨☔️💧#covertocover #litsygoespostal #gameoftomes

Zelma Used to use Paperbackswap and Bookmooch constantly. Always wrap in Saran Wrap before putting it in an envelope. I also learned that people will give you a bad rating if you don't. 🙄😌 3y
Jinjer Great tip! Would never have thought of it! Thanks! 3y
Faibka Good tip! 3y
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ScientistSam Good to know, thanks! 3y
tpixie Great tip!! Ooh! I see my name!! 🎉📚🎉 3y
Betty @tpixie and you'll soon meet this package face-to-face 3y
tpixie 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻🎉🎉🎉 3y
StellarDoc I just put your tip to use for my package! 3y
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