Turning the Tide on Plastic

So now is the time to speak up, take action and demand the change you want to see in the ocean, in the supermarket aisles and on the streets. It's time to turn the tide on plastic, and this book will show you how.

Author: Lucy Siegle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409183009

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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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 500 million plastic straws are used per year Without big action, at the current rate, pieces of plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050. That is the legacy we are leaving our children and grandchildren. Plastic flows into our lives from every direction and most of it is not recycled. Instead it is incinerated or ends up in landfill, where it will sit for hundreds of years, or enters the world's seas where it fragments into tiny pieces to become microplastics - the environmental scourge of our times. Many of us had assumed that governments, brands and waste authorities were dealing with plastic on our behalf. But the impact of shows such as Blue Planet along with national beach cleans and high-profile campaigns have resulted in a collective wake-up call. If there were plans and strategies, they have not worked as we imagined. It would be easy to feel despondent but instead we need to turn our anger and emotion into action, starting by making a big dent in our own enormous consumption. Turning the tide on Plastic is here just in time. Journalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert Lucy Siegle provides a powerful call to arms to end the plastic pandemic along with the tools we need to make decisive change. It is a clear-eyed, authoritative and accessible guide to help us to take decisive and effective personal action. Because this matters. When it comes to single-use plastics, we are habitual users, reaching out for plastic water bottles, disposable coffee cups, plastic straws and carrier bags multiple times a day. If only 12 of us adopt Lucy's 'reduce, rethink, refill, refuse' approach, we could potentially ditch 3K-15K single items of plastic in a year. When we consider our power as influencers - whether at school, the hairdressers, at work or on the bus - we suddenly become part of something significant. So now is the time to speak up, take action and demand the change you want to see in the ocean, in the supermarket aisles and on the streets. It's time to turn the tide on plastic, and this book will show you how.

Plastic Unlimited

29 Lucy Siegle, Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again (Orion Publishing, 2018); Will McCallum, How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time (Penguin, ...

Author: Alice Mah

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509549471

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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Despite the global movement to tackle plastic pollution, demand for plastics continues to rise. As the world transitions away from fossil fuels, plastics are set to be the biggest driver of oil demand. Single-use plastics – deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19 – have been given a new lease of life. In a world beset with crisis fatigue, what can we do to curb the escalating plastics crisis? In this book, Alice Mah reveals how petrochemical and plastics corporations have fought relentlessly to protect and expand plastics markets in the face of existential threats to business. From denying the toxic health effects of plastics to co-opting circular economy solutions to plastic waste and exploiting the opportunities offered up by the global pandemic, industry has deflected attention from the key problem: plastics production. The consequences of unfettered plastics growth are pernicious and highly unequal. We all have a part to play in reducing plastics consumption but we must tackle the problem at its root: the capitalist imperative for limitless growth.

Turn the Tide on Climate Anxiety

I've been concerned about it for a while but what really prompted me was the plastic pollution, reading about plastic pollution. I told my daughter I don't want to be a part of this and we started to reduce our plastic use.

Author: Megan Kennedy-Woodard

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1839970685

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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It's hard to watch the news, scroll through social media, or listen to the radio without hearing or seeing something disturbing about the climate emergency. This can trigger all sorts of emotions: worry, anger, sadness, guilt, and even grief but also often over-looked positive emotions like motivation, connection, care, and abundance that support mental health and climate action for sustainable longevity. Written by psychologists with extensive experience in treating people with eco-anxiety, this book shows you how to harness these emotions, validate them, and transform them into positive action. It enables you to assess and understand your psychological responses to the climate crisis and move away from unhealthy defence mechanisms, such as denial and avoidance. Ultimately, it shows that the solution to both climate anxiety and the climate crisis is the same - action that is sustainable for you and for the planet - and empowers you to take steps towards this.

You Are Eating Plastic Every Day

55, “I believe that we need to alter...” Sybil Bullock, “This Fifteen-Year-Old is Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution,” Greenpeace, https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/stories/fifteen-year-oldturning-tide- ...

Author: Danielle Smith-Llera

Publisher: Informed!

ISBN: 1474788998

Category: Food contamination

Page: 65

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Scientists have recently started studying plastic pollution and our food supply. And, make no mistake, you are eating microscopic pieces of plastic everyday. What does it mean for our health? And what can you do about it? Students will get practical tips on how they can get involved and become part of the solution.

Thicker Than Water

Chapter 2 1. Turns, A. 2018. “Saving the Albatross: 'The War Is Against Plastic and They Are Casualties on the Frontline. ... “'Turn the Tide on Plastic' Urges UN, as Microplastics in the Seas Now Outnumber Stars in Our Galaxy.

Author: Erica Cirino

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1642831387

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Much of what you’ve heard about plastic pollution may be wrong. Instead of a great island of trash, the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made up of manmade debris spread over hundreds of miles of sea—more like a soup than a floating garbage dump. Recycling is more complicated than we were taught: less than nine percent of the plastic we create is reused, and the majority ends up in the ocean. And plastic pollution isn’t confined to the open ocean: it’s in much of the air we breathe and the food we eat. In Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis, journalist Erica Cirino brings readers on a globe-hopping journey to meet the scientists and activists telling the real story of the plastic crisis. From the deck of a plastic-hunting sailboat with a disabled engine, to the labs doing cutting-edge research on microplastics and the chemicals we ingest, Cirino paints a full picture of how plastic pollution is threatening wildlife and human health. Thicker Than Water reveals that the plastic crisis is also a tale of environmental injustice, as poorer nations take in a larger share of the world’s trash, and manufacturing chemicals threaten predominantly Black and low-income communities. There is some hope on the horizon, with new laws banning single-use items and technological innovations to replace plastic in our lives. But Cirino shows that we can only fix the problem if we face its full scope and begin to repair our throwaway culture. Thicker Than Water is an eloquent call to reexamine the systems churning out waves of plastic waste.

Water Rhetoric and Social Justice

Accessed August 31, 2019. https://www.sciencehistory.org/the-history-and-future-of-plastics. Thompson, Andrea. 2018. ... “'Turn the Tide on Plastic' Urges UN, as Microplastics in the Seas Now Outnumber Stars in Our Galaxy.

Author: Casey R. Schmitt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 179360522X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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Water, Rhetoric, and Social Justice: A Critical Confluence examines how individuals and communities have responded on a global scale to present day water crises as matters of social justice, through oratory, mass demonstration, deliberation, testimony, and other rhetorical appeals. This book applies critical communication methods and perspectives to interrogate the pressing yet mind-boggling dilemma currently faced in environmental studies and policy: that clean water, the very stuff of life, which flows freely from the tap in affluent areas, is also denied to huge populations, materially and fluidly exemplifying the currents of justice, liberty, and equity. Contributors highlight discourse and water justice movements in nonofficial spheres from activists, artists, and the grassroots. In extending the technical, economic, moral, and political conversations on water justice, this collection applies special focus on the novel rhetorical concepts and responses not necessarily unique to but especially enacted in water justice situations. Scholars of rhetoric, sociology, activism, communication, and environmental studies will find this book particularly useful.

Purpose Inspired Reflections on Conscious Living

Can we turn the tide on plastic pollution in our communities, rivers, oceans, wildlife and food? Not only can we, but the great U-turn has already begun. On 10 May, the UN added plastic waste to the Basel Convention, which regulates and ...

Author: Wayne Visser

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1908875372



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Reading Actively in Middle Grade Science

The article begins with a summative subtitle-like statement, “Plastic is polluting the seas, but there's still time to turn the tide” (8), and consists of four main sections, shown in the outline below. The article spans four pages of ...

Author: Don K. Philpot

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1475843976

Category: Content area reading

Page: 246

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This book focuses on assigned reading in middle grade science courses and the 14 actions proficient readers take before, during, and after reading to comprehend assigned course texts including textbook chapters, book chapters, passages, and articles.--Vanessa Dodo Seriki, associate professor of science education, and coordinator of graduate programs in mathematics and science education, Morgan State University

Circular Economy Global Perspective

The 'Turning the tide on single-use plastic products' discussion paper sought to further the public conversation around a range of single-use plastic products that are impacting our environment. Community feedback was overwhelmingly ...

Author: Sadhan Kumar Ghosh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811510520

Category: Science

Page: 452

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A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. Circular economy (CE) is important towards sustainable development, resources circulation and conservation, involving closing of material loops and cascading used resources, to prevent waste occurrence, and transforming the resulting residual streams into new (secondary) resources. Strategies and legislative framework for waste management are important steps for development of a more CE where resource efficiency becomes the key driver for both economic growth and environmental protections. A few countries achieved good results implementing CE as a replacement of the linear economy. Resource managers and planners should thoroughly identify factors to implement CE for societal benefits. This book presents how resource consumption is minimized with rational use based on 3Rs, legislative framework and government supports towards implementing CE initiatives, example of best practices, future plans and targets in different countries those are helpful for researchers, planners and implementers.

The Climate is Changing Why Aren t We

Not that scepticism is absent in Penzance, but conversations in the town demonstrate change is not a luxury, with both businesses and residents' perceptions over the issue turning the tide. Since Penzance achieved plastic-free status, ...

Author: Daisy Kendrick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349423911

Category: Science

Page: 288

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'An inspirational and motivational must-read, packed with practical tips to push for positive change' Zanna van Dijk The climate is changing, so why aren't we? After all, we are the generation of change. The severity of climate change leaves no one indifferent. The Climate is Changing, Why Aren't We? will not try to convince you that climate change exists - we know that. It offers easy to understand insights into the structures that suffocate our future, while upholding a sense of optimism and humanising the climate story. From the clothes you buy, plastics you use and food you eat, to knowing how to harness the power of social media and technology to get our voices heard and demand climate action, Daisy Kendrick, founder of Ocean Generation, weaves together inspirational stories, shocking statistics and easy green switches to make in your everyday life to tackle climate change on an individual level. The Climate is Changing, Why Aren't We? will help to grant future generations the rights they deserve.