Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Author: Freinkel Susan

$34.95
SKU: 9781921758485

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.

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, the United States and Australia to assess the real impact of plastic on our lives.

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story is told through eight familiar plastic objects: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV drip bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soft-drink bottle and credit card. Freinkel's conclusion: we cannot stay on our plastic-paved path. And we don't have to. Plastic points the way toward a new creative partnership with the material we love to hate but can't seem to live without.

Price: $34.95
Book Cover:  Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
Published:02/05/2011
Format:Paperback, 336 pages
RRP:$34.95
price:AUD $34.95
ISBN-13:9781921758485
ISBN-10:1921758481
Origin:Australia
Imprint:Text
Publisher:Text Publishing

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