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Plastic bottles can end up ANYWHERE! If an animal gets to it something could go wrong! That's why it's our job to pick up a plastic bottle when we see one

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Comment by Shane Shirley-Smith, Admin. on August 18, 2011 at 7:45am
WOW, very cool Janie!!  Love the Kaisei Project and their mission.  Yes I have read Plastics and helped to launch the book in April.
Comment by Janie Pritchett-Clark on August 18, 2011 at 4:04am
Have you read "Plastics: A Toxic Love Story" by Susan Freinkel?  It'll make you shake your head and wish we could rewind the clock. GreenZine hosted an event last year where the Kaisei Project came and shared their mission. What an amazing group of heartfelt and dedicated scientists,
Comment by Shane Shirley-Smith, Admin. on August 17, 2011 at 5:48am
New app allows you to report marine litter http://ow.ly/61JgU
Comment by Laura Newton on July 24, 2011 at 12:46am
I think they call it "guest blogging". Which is a great way to get back links to your site(s). ;)
Comment by Shane Shirley-Smith, Admin. on July 23, 2011 at 3:36pm
That is super nice of you Laura!!
Comment by Laura Newton on July 23, 2011 at 1:51pm

If anyone else has a green, plastic, bottled water or any other related type post they would like to add, please let me know. I will be more than happy to post your article along with link backs to your site(s). I am always looking for new articles to add to my blog. 

 

Comment by Laura Newton on July 23, 2011 at 1:49pm
Ok.. Thanks Shane! you can find the link on my blog. Thank you soo much! its a perfect fit for my blog: http://thewaterfilterladysblog.com
Comment by Shane Shirley-Smith, Admin. on July 23, 2011 at 1:06pm
I hope you got my message!!  Of course it is okay!!  Honored actually!
Comment by Laura Newton on July 23, 2011 at 5:37am
Shane... would you mind if I re-posted your article verbatim on my blog? Its excellent!
Comment by Shane Shirley-Smith, Admin. on June 8, 2011 at 8:12am
This book by Susan Freinkel really examines and explains why plastic is so bad for the earth and it also examines our dependence on it. 

 

 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub Date: 04/18/2011
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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story 
I just finished reading the Introduction to Susan Freinkel's newest book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story and I feel empowered.  Susan Freinkel's new book, Plastic, is a must read to add to your green reading list.  Let me rephrase that, Susan Freinkel's newest book is a must read to add to ANY reading list!  No matter where you are on your walk on the path to green living, just starting out or already far along on your adventure, you can feel empowered to create change too.

"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

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy relationship. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this engaging and eye-opening book, we’re nearing a crisis point. We’ve produced as much plastic in the past decade as we did in the entire twentieth century. We’re drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices.

"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

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 "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 Plastic: A Toxic Love Story:
  • In 1960, the average American consumed 30 pounds of plastics a year.  Today, just 50 years later, Americans consume on average 300 pounds a year.
  • We’ve produced nearly as much plastic in the first ten years of the new millennium, as in the entire preceding century.
  • All Americans now carry traces of dozens of synthetic chemicals in their bodies – including fire retardants, bactericides, pesticides, plasticizers, solvents, heavy metals, waterproofing agents, stain repellents, Teflon and other compounds. Even newborns harbor chemicals – on average 200, according to one study.
  • Plastic debris is now found in even the most remote places, like the Antarctic Ocean.
  • Though most plastic can be recycled, almost none is. Only plastic beverage bottles and milk jugs, #1 and # 2 plastics are recycled in any great numbers. Even so, nearly three-fourths never get into the recycling stream, and instead wind up in landfill or incinerator 
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"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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