Book ID: CBB001450594

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (2011)


Freinkel, Susan (Author)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 2011
Physical Details: 336 pp.
Language: English

Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, toothbrushes, babies bottles and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, we're starting to realise it'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, we're nearing a crisis point. We've produced as much plastic in the past decade as we did in the entire twentieth century. We're drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices.

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Authors & Contributors
Melosi, Martin
Flamming, Douglas
Nobles, Gregory
Bowles, Mark D.
Chitewere, Tendai
Jørgensen, Finn Arne
Humanities and Technology Review
Contemporary European History
The Chemical Educator
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Public Understanding of Science
Environmental History
University of Chicago Press
University of Washington Press
University of Akron Press
Island Press
New York University Press
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Science and politics
Environmental pollution
Plastics industry
Plastics; rubber; polymers
Carson, Rachel Louise
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century, early
United States
California (U.S.)
Ohio (U.S.)
New York (U.S.)
Georgia (U.S.)
University of Akron

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