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Freinkel, Susan, 1957-
Plastic : a toxic love story / Susan Freinkel
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  TP1120 .F74 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Plastics
Plastics industry and trade
Physical Description 324 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-301) and index
Contents Plasticville -- Improving on nature -- A throne for the common man -- Flitting through Plasticville -- "Humans are just a little bit plastic now" -- Matter out of place -- Battle of the bag -- Closing the loop -- The meaning of green -- A bridge
Summary In this probing look at how plastic built the modern world-- and the price the world has paid for plastic-- journalist Freinkel points out that we're nearing a crisis point and gives readers the tools needed through lively anecdotes and analysis
Trekking through history, science, and the global economy, Freinkel assesses the impact of plastic on our lives through eight familiar plastic objects: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and credit card

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