Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again
Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the world 4 times
More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year
300 million tonnes of new plastic is produced every year
An estimated 15-51 trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans
38.5 million plastic bottles are used every day in the UK
A million plastic bottles are used per minute around the world
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The way the book is structured, first giving a history of plastic and a discussion on its environmental impact is thought provoking and eye opening. The second half of the book, which offers advice and guidelines for a reduction of your personal plastic consumption is enlightening and inspiring.
While I was already motivated to cut down on my reliance on plastic before reading this book, ...more
According to book, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. Lucy Siegle also suggests that only 15% of what enters the sea is returned back to the shores with the tides and this is very concerning. I recently visited Mumbai during the rains to see the main beaches covered in pl ...more
Not just all doom-and-gloom, this book is framed for the reader to do something about their plastic usage, rather than just informing and sitting back for the reader to slump in despair. It's also very up-t0-date with current affair ...more
I was helped by the practical approach that has the potential to empower at personal, local and global levels.
After my wife has read it we will together look at our own plastics survey and then move on from there. Already, as a result of reading this I find a different sensitivity when shopping.
Record collect your own data about your consumption, so that you drive your own success
Replace swap out the ecological hooligans that have colonised your store cupboard, gym bag and commute to work, and swap in the cool high-function, low-impact alternatives
Refuse find your steely inner core to form a robus/>/>/> ...more
‘The more clearly one sees the world, the more one is obliged to pretend it does not exist’ ~ James Salter
We are all guilty of this but sometimes you need a wake up call every now and again, and this book will do ju ...more
I picked this up while I've been trying to implement little habits to reduce my single-use consumption. I diligently place my soft plastics in a bag and take them to my supermarket for them to be 'Red' cycled, I collect my food scraps to donate to a community garden and have recently switched to hankies (and really, why did we stop using these? And keep relying on single-use tissues to buy again and again? Madness ...more
"The plastic we throw away in a single year could circle the earth four times...And - this is the one that usually stops people in their tracks - by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish."
A timely, accessible, well-researched book about the catastrophic impact our love of plastic is having on our planet. The first section focuses on helping the reader understand the extent of the problem and the reasons why plastic does more damage than we might realise. This section includes ...more
Lucy Siegle does give us a book that is written lightly in style - almost conversationally - which makes it an easy and engaging read. It is part science text, part history lesson and, in pl ...more
As it turns out it took me 2 days flat to read this, including checking out her links to various websites and campaigns. It fair flies with the weight of depressing science on just how much we're fucking up the planet given effervescence and accessibility as Siegle deftly weaves in stories of people ...more
There are so many interesting and devastating facts, but even more easy (and sometimes not so easy) acts to help anybody understand their plastic use and reduce it, with the cry for making a change.
Everybody should read this boo ...more
It's 2019 I think people has to read books like this, or at least educate themselves with this topic.
Before reading this book, I knew plastic is bad without making hard efforts to reduce my waste. By reading Lucy's book, it triggers me to do something more.
Inside there are a lot of scary facts that we should face it. I tended to deny about how ugly this matter is.
I believe by advocating about this issue is great for our future.
The book is not all doom and gloom and is aimed at helping the reader do something about their plastic usage. It's also up-t0-date with current affairs at the time of writing it commenting on a huge range of news, information and changes happening across the world.
What I liked most is how she helps reframe the debate. I particularly liked the throwaway comments about weight loss - this has actually been really successful for me. I’ve stopped buying quite a few things on the basis that they have too much plastic wrapping, but most of the stuff I’m not bu ...more