Taming Plastic: Stop the Pollution

Taming Plastic: Stop the Pollution

by Albert Bates


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Plastic seems like a miraculous invention. You can make it into any shape, color or size, and it can be flexible or sturdy. Plastic also lasts forever—and that’s a big problem. It’s estimated that by 2050 there’ll be more pounds of plastic in our oceans than pounds of fish. Recycling programs are growing faster than the collected plastic can be processed, and not all plastic can be recycled.

Learn about the creative solutions that visionary people across the planet are using to curb plastic waste. Become an Emergency Planetary Technician and find out what you can do every day to tame plastic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939053244
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/25/2020
Series: Planetary Solutions Series , #1
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,236,870
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Albert Bates is an influential figure in the intentional community and ecovillage movements. A lawyer, author and teacher, he has been the director of the Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology since 1984 and of the Ecovillage Training Center in Summertown, Tennessee, since 1994. He has taught courses in sustainable design, natural building, permaculture and technologies of the future to students from more than fifty countries. Albert lives in Summertown, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Is Plastic Fantastic? 1

The Hunt for Plastic Begins 1

Bakelite Hits the Stage 2

Know Your Plastic 5

Chapter 2 We're Drowning in All This! 9

Why Can't We Just Recycle It All? 11

Recycling Plastic Comes to a Halt 12

What about Plastic from Plants? 15

We May Always Want Some Plastic 17

Chapter 3 Molding and Shaping a New Future 19

Shape-Shifting Plastic 20

Rethinking Shape 21

Chewing through the Plastic We Have 22

Making Plastic from Renewable Resources 24

Chapter 4 Be an Emergency Planetary Technician 29

Government Taking the Lead 29

Companies in Action 31

Treating Plastic Like Currency 32

The Ocean Cleanup 33

Act with Conscience 35

Index 39

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