Your plastic footprint : the facts about plastic pollution and what you can do to reduce your footprint / Rachel Salt
- Salt, Rachel, 1988-
- Buffalo, New York ; Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2020.
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- Physical Description:
- 160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
- "A plastic footprint is the metric used to measure how much plastic your lifestyle contributes to our global trash pile, and by understanding the production and prevalence of plastic and measuring your own use, you can begin changing your plastic habits. Your Plastic Footprint sets out to do just that. Science writer Rachel Salt first walks you through the history and science of plastic production, the enormity of our plastic problem and the everyday items that are made of plastic, differentiating between lifetime use and single use. She then guides you through solutions to curbing your plastic dependency, focusing mainly on individual shifts that you can easily implement in your life. The book features fascinating photographs and explanatory infographics that will help you visualize everything from the process of converting fossil fuels into plastic to the impact of plastic straw usage over a year. About 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans every year, and plastic litter can be found on virtually every coastline. Scientists have even found microplastics embedded in Artic ice. This is a problem that simply isn't going away, and we need massive shifts on both individual and systemic scales to mitigate the damage we have already done. Your Plastic Footprint is required reading for every conscious citizen looking to make a difference."--
- 9780228102489 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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