"The first step to creating change is understanding, and the first step to understanding anything to do with plastic is reading Susan Freinkel’s compelling, much-needed, and truly brilliant book."
—David de Rothschild, Leader of the Plastiki Expedition
"A must-read, and a fun-read, for anyone who wonders how our society became so plastics-saturated and who wants to do something about it."z88;
—Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff
"Simple objects sometimes tell tangled stories, and the story of plastics is riddled with paradoxes. We enjoy an unprecedented level of material abundance and yet it often feels impoverishing, like digging through a box packed with Styrofoam peanuts and finding nothing else there. We take natural substances created millions of years, fashion them into products designed for a few minutes’ use, and then return them to the planet as litter that we’ve engineered to never go away. We enjoy plastics-based technologies that can save lives as never before but that also pose insidious threats to human health. We bury in landfills the same kinds of energy-rich molecules that we’ve scoured the far reaches of the earth to find and excavate. We send plastic waste overseas to become the raw materials for finished products that are sold back to us. We’re embroiled in pitched politicalfights in which plastic’s sharpest critics and staunchest defenders make the same case: these materials are too valuable to waste." - Susan Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
"Susan Freinkel’s book exponentially increased my desirous love and my hate for plastic. What a great read—rigorous, smart, inspiring, and as seductive as plastic itself." —Karim Rashid, Designer
Here are just a few of the fascinating, and often startling, revelations in:
"I have rarely, if ever, come across a book that I would describe as "perfect." However, after finishing Plastic, I was convinced that the appellation might well be accurate, not only for American Chestnut, but possibly for Plastic as well." --James Arnett, The Brooklyn Rail
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