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Plastic planet

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781445165707

Publication Date: 26 Mar 2020

Subject: Social sciences

Suitable for: Primary (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8)

Looks at how plastic pollution is becoming one of the biggest environmental disasters for our planet.
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Summary

Looks at how plastic pollution is becoming one of the biggest environmental disasters for our planet.

Once hailed as a miraculous invention, plastic has become the indestructible scourge of our Earth. It has infiltrated every part of our planet, from the deepest oceans to most remote ice fields. It chokes our wildlife, litters our beaches and even pollutes our drinking water. The world is reaching a crisis point.

Plastic Planet looks at plastic through the ages, exploring what it is, how it's made and how we have become so dependent on it in a single-use, disposable world. It highlights the social inequality of plastic pollution and explores how plastic has become a widespread and dangerous pollutant that is inextricably linked to climate change.

The book looks ahead to possible solutions to our plastic crisis, from global changes such as changing people's mindsets, to innovations such as compostable plastics, to practical solutions such as recycling and bottle return schemes.

Contents

The plastic problem
What is plastic?
Inventing plastic
Case study: Bakelite
How we use plastic
Where plastic goes
Case study: Yangtze River, China
Microplastics
Case study: Pacific Garbage Patch
Impact on wildlife
Case study: Albatross
Impact on humans
What is being done?
What can you do?
Recycling plastic
What about bioplastic?
A plastic-free kitchen
A plastic-free bathroom
Spread the word
Scientific solutions
Glossary
Further reading
Index

Category
JNF
Subject
Social sciences
Dewey
363.738
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Full colour illus and photos thr
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Pub. date
26 Mar 2020
Edition
New in Paperback
ISBN
9781445165707
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Binding
Stitched
Pages
48
Width
215mm
Height
284mm
Weight
226g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
Glossary
Yes
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