Plastic

A Toxic Love Story

Plastic

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Plastic

Plastic

A Toxic Love Story

Audio Library Digital

04/18/2011

607 minutes

9781611200973

Audio Retail Digital

04/18/2011

607 minutes

9781611200621

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04/18/2011

8 Audio CD

607 minutes

9781611200256

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04/18/2011

2 Audio MP3 CD

607 minutes

9781690513506

Playaway

04/18/2011

607 minutes

9781611201895

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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, we're starting to realize it's not such a healthy relationship. Plastics draw 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're 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. Plastic points the way toward a new creative partnership

Quotes:

Freinkel makes the science of plastic production accessible to the nonchemist, and her curiosity about the creation and afterlife of common objects is contagious...It's impossible to read her book without developing an appreciation for and a concern about the role that plastic plays in our lives., The Columbus Dispatch

...a perfect book., The Brooklyn Rail

Freinkel's tour of the history of plastic...benefits from Pam Ward's cheery and conversational narration...Ward captures the spirit of Freinkel's prose..., Publishers Weekly

...powerful...the recently green and the not-yet-converted will find Plastic: A Toxic Love Story full of facts worth mulling., Barnes & Noble Review

Pam Ward voices this far-reaching book with the same zeal expressed by Frienkel...Ward's professional voice communicates seriousness but also prevents data fatigue by deftly recounting Freinkel's humorous anecdotes..., AudioFile Magazine

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