Spotlight On Global Issues: Earth's Plastic Problem, 1st Edition

  • Adam Furgang
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  • ISBN-10: 1725323184
  • ISBN-13: 9781725323186
  • DDC: 363.738
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released December 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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In 1907, a chemist named Leo Baekeland invented the first synthetic plastic. In the little more than 100 years since, plastic has benefited humanity even while we polluted Earth with it. During the 1950s, plastic production rapidly increased and since then, people have created billions of tons of plastic. Millions of tons of plastic enter the world's fragile oceans and ecosystems every year. This informative book examines the globally significant plastic pollution problem, how it became so bad, and the steps that governments, activists, and young people are taking to demand change.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Problem with Plastic.
2: The Benefits of Plastic.
3: Environmental Wake-Up Call.
4: Plastic Pollution.
5: Myths and Facts.
6: Take Action!.
7: New Solutions.
8: How Can You Help?.
Primary Source List.