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The Resource Plastic purge : how to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!, Michael SanClements

Plastic purge : how to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!, Michael SanClements

Label
Plastic purge : how to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!
Title
Plastic purge
Title remainder
how to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!
Statement of responsibility
Michael SanClements
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Plastic is everywhere you look. Our computers and children's toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier and healthier? In Plastic Purge, author Mike SanClements presents the history and science behind plastics, then teaches you how to cut down on the amount of plastic in your life. As an ecologist, SanClements has put together the most up-to-date and scientifically rigorous information available to explain how plastics release toxins into our bodies and the effect it has on us. Written with a casual, pop-science voice he provides easy-to-follow prescriptive advice for how to use less plastic, thereby reaping the benefits such as eating a healthier diet and living with less clutter. Dividing plastics into three separate categories: the good, the bad, and the ugly, SanClements shows you how to embrace the good (items like your phone or medical equipment), avoid the bad (i.e. food storage containers and toys that contain toxic chemicals like BPA and pthalates), and use less of the ugly (single-use plastic that's just plain wasteful)."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
SanClements, Michael
Dewey number
668.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP1122
LC item number
.S24 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plastics
  • Plastics
  • Plastic scrap
  • Plastics
  • Plastics industry and trade
Label
Plastic purge : how to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!, Michael SanClements
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. A Brief History of the Brief History of Plastic -- A Story About Nylon -- Tupperware -- A Classic Plastic Product -- Part 2. The Science Behind Plastic -- How Plastic is Produced -- How Much Fossil Fuel is Consumed in the Production of Plastic? -- The Many Types of Plastic -- Recycling Plastic -- Bioplastics -- Part 3. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Plastic -- The Good -The Benefits of Plastic -- The Bad -Toxins and Plastic -- The Ugly -The Environmental Costs of Our Plastic Addiction -- Part 4. Time to Purge Some Ugly Plastic -- Grocery Shopping -- Eliminating Plastic in Your Home -- Plastic and Personal Hygeine -- Plastic and Your Children -- Pets -- Out and About -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn846545710
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 238 p.
Isbn
9781250029393
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2013033778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545710
  • i9781250029393
Label
Plastic purge : how to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!, Michael SanClements
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. A Brief History of the Brief History of Plastic -- A Story About Nylon -- Tupperware -- A Classic Plastic Product -- Part 2. The Science Behind Plastic -- How Plastic is Produced -- How Much Fossil Fuel is Consumed in the Production of Plastic? -- The Many Types of Plastic -- Recycling Plastic -- Bioplastics -- Part 3. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Plastic -- The Good -The Benefits of Plastic -- The Bad -Toxins and Plastic -- The Ugly -The Environmental Costs of Our Plastic Addiction -- Part 4. Time to Purge Some Ugly Plastic -- Grocery Shopping -- Eliminating Plastic in Your Home -- Plastic and Personal Hygeine -- Plastic and Your Children -- Pets -- Out and About -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn846545710
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 238 p.
Isbn
9781250029393
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2013033778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545710
  • i9781250029393

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