by Rachel Salt
The shocking truth of plastic's impact on our planet-and what we can do. The data is in and it's bad. We create and throw away too much plastic and it is killing our planet; however, too many people have very little idea about just how far this problem reaches, and those who do know feel helpless with the enormity of the task at hand. To fill this void and provide some hope is Rachel Salt's simple and transformative book, The Plastic Problem. As a producer for the award-winning and wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, Salt is accustomed to taking big, complicated concepts and translating them into entertaining and easy to understand segments. She applies the same methodology to The Plastic Problem. The result is a critically important book that will change the lives of those who read it. Never before has the problem been presented in such an impactful way. Readers of any age will emerge from this book with a thorough understanding of the problem, its individual and global impacts, and -most importantly - hope for the future. Broken down into 20 bite-sized chapters, Rachel Salt walks us through the invention and globalized creation of plastic, its impacts and uses in our day-to-day lives, as well as its importance to the larger global economy. She then examines the how and why of what makes plastic so harmful to our planet and, just in case there was any doubt, she reinforces this danger by providing chapters on the planet-choking results of our plastic habit - including the fact that there is almost certainly plastic floating inside each and every person on the planet. Salt finishes this vital book with a message of hope. All is not lost. We can make changes - both at home and on a global scale. Big changes are already happening. If you want to be an actor and help change the future, The Plastic Problem is the best place to start.
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Date of Publication: 28/11/2020