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Plastics were created to last forever and that's the problem. It's estimated that by 2050, there will be more pounds of plastic in our oceans than pounds of fish. Young people will be uniquely impacted by environmental pollution in the future. This book describes how plastics are made, explains why they are such an enormous problem for the environment, and examines why this problem has reached a crisis point and what can be done to clean it up. Kids are also informed about the creative solutions that visionary people across the planet are using to curb plastic waste. And they are encouraged to take personal responsibility for solving this global problem and see how they can cut down on their use of plastic.
Albert Bates is the author of 18 books on climate, history, and ecology. His book Climate in Crisis (1990) was among the first to call attention to global warming.