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Junk Raft - An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution

Junk Raft - An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution

Author: Marcus Eriksen
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Over the past several years, the news media has brought the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"-the famous swirling gyre of plastic litter in the ocean-into the public consciousness. When Marcus Eriksen and his team at the 5 Gyres Institute set out to study mat me pollution, he found that the reality is even more dire: instead of a stable mass of litter they discovered that a "plastic smog" of micro-particles permeates the world's oceans, defying simplistic clean-up efforts. What's more, these microplastics and their toxic chemistry have seeped into the food chain, threatening marine life and humans alike. Far from being a gloomy treatise on an environmental catastrophe, though, Junk Raft tells the exciting story of Eriksen and his team fighting to solve the problem of plastic pollution, contributing to a fast-growing movement to stem the tide of trash Eriksen writes of his voyage from Los Angeles to Hawaii aboard his homemade "junk raft," and along the way he recounts the successful efforts to fight corporate influence and demand that plastics producers take responsibility for a problem they've created. Book jacket.
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General Fields

  • : 9780807061725
  • : Beacon Press
  • : Beacon Press
  • : June 2018
  • : .68 Inches X 5.91 Inches X 8.99 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : English
  • : 363.738
  • : 363.738
  • : Marcus Eriksen
  • : 216
  • : 216
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback