In July 2011, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz challenged herself to go plastic free for the whole month. Starting with a small group of people in the city of Perth, the Plastic Free July movement has grown into a 250-million strong community across 177 countries, empowering people to reduce single-use plastic consumption and create a cleaner future.This book explores how one of the world’s leading environmental campaigns took off and shares lessons from its success. From narrating marine-debris research expeditions to tracking what actually happens to our waste to sharing insights from behavioral research, it speaks to the massive scale of the plastic waste problem and how we can tackle it together. Interweaving interviews from participants, activists, and experts, Plastic Free tells the inspiring story of how ordinary people have created change in their homes, communities, workplaces, schools, businesses, and beyond.It is easy to feel overwhelmed in the face of global environmental problems and wonder what difference our own actions could possibly make. Plastic Free offers hope for the future through the stories of those who have taken on what looked like an insurmountable challenge and succeeded in innovative and practical ways, one step—and one piece of plastic—at a time.
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This book explores how one of the world’s leading environmental campaigns took off and shares lessons from its success. Interweaving interviews from participants, activists, and experts, Plastic Free tells the inspiring story of how ordinary people have created change in their homes, communities, workplaces, schools, businesses, and beyond.
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Welcome1. The Day the Penny Dropped2. The Challenge Begins3. The Story of Throwaway Living4. Tackling the Top 45. Plastic Sea6. Try to Do Better7. It’s All About the Sharing8. Momentum Builds and the Movement Grows9. We’re All in This Together10. Life Beyond PlasticPostscriptResourcesAcknowledgmentsIndex
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Plastic Free shows how one person’s actions can ripple out and cause good around the globe. Never has there been a more important time to share hope and action and combine them for our Mother Earth.

Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780231198622
Publisert
2020
Utgiver
Vendor
Columbia University Press
Høyde
235 mm
Bredde
156 mm
Aldersnivå
G, 01
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
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Om bidragsyterne

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the founder of Plastic Free July. An experienced environmental management and sustainability professional, she speaks internationally about how to achieve a world without plastic waste.

Joanna Atherfold Finn is the author of the short story collection Watermark (2018). She is a freelance journalist and has taught at the University of Newcastle.