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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (332 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Freinkel Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine Gentry | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting history of our evolving (and out of control use) of plastics. I'd read about the toxic effects before in "Our Stolen Future" how many of the chemicals used in plastics are detrimentally affecting our endocrine systems and therefore especially our offspring. It's an evolving problem and one little acknowledged in the population at large. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela | 2/6/2014

    " Genius organization and excellent, readable writing style. I learned a lot from the book, and it was mostly fascinating. Enjoyed the section on chair design as much as anything. But also learning more about where our recycling goes, and what becomes of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anna | 2/4/2014

    " This book opened my eyes to how plasticized our world is, and made me feel very uneasy about the 'throw-away' culture that we live in. While I didn't find it to be a page-turner of a book, it was still very interesting, and a nice blend of fact and anecdote. While reading, I have made all sorts of resolutions about shopping at Binn Inn, using my cloth shopping bags and buying products that will stand the test of time... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Meredith | 2/1/2014

    " What a long, tough slog this book was, and in the end, provided no answers or next steps. However, I now know all the types of plastic chairs out there. I'm not sure I ever needed to know that. "

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