How to Give Up Plastic: Simple steps to living consciously on our blue planet

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How to Give Up Plastic: Simple steps to living consciously on our blue planet Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Penguin Books Ltd
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Pages: 240 Language: English ISBN: 9780241388938 Categories: , , , ,

As read by James Corden, Fearne Cotton, Jim Chapman and Dougie Poytner. ‘We have a responsibility, every one of us’ David Attenborough Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can YOU make a difference? This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the anti-plastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a clean-up at your local park or beach. Tips on giving up plastic include: * Washing your clothes within a wash bag to catch plastic microfibers (the cause of 30% of plastic pollution in the ocean) * Replacing your regular shampoo with bar shampoo * How to lobby your supermarket to remove unnecessary packaging * How to throw a plastic-free birthday party * How to convince others to join you in giving up plastic Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. This is a call to arms – to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic. #BreakFreeFromPlastic Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. ‘Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world’ Theresa May ‘As Head of Oceans at Greenpeace, Will is on the front line of humanity’s global fight against plastic. This timely book not only explains how we got into this mess, but most importantly offers an optimistic and proactive approach as to how we can get out of it’. – Richard Walker, Managing Director at Iceland

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This timely book not only explains how we got into this mess, but most importantly offers an optimistic and proactive approach as to how we can get out of it -- Richard Walker, Managing Director of Iceland If you care about seabirds, turtles, fish, family, friends, planet, this book is for you - a profound, passionate, and practical guide to taking action on plastics. -- Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds It's no small exaggeration to say this book changed the way I think. It is a welcome corrective, a plangent and necessary call to arms. -- Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix Will McCallum's How to Give Up Plastic is an important step in confronting this huge problem. If everyone took up just one of the changes he suggests the planet would be much healthier. -- Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod and Milk!

Author Biography

Will McCallum is the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace and the spokesperson for their campaign against the use of plastics.