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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum, read by Joe Sutherland. 

'We have a responsibility, every one of us.' (David Attenborough)

Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals.

By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight.

Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can you make a difference? 

This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the antiplastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a cleanup at your local park or beach. Tips on giving up plastic include:

  • Washing your clothes within a wash bag to catch plastic microfibers (the cause of 30 percent of plastic pollution in the ocean).
  • Replacing your regular shampoo with bar shampoo.
  • How to lobby your supermarket to remove unnecessary packaging.
  • How to throw a plastic-free birthday party.
  • How to convince others to join you in giving up plastic.

Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. This is a call to arms - to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic. 

#BreakFreeFromPlastic

©2018 Will McCallum (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Extremely useful and encouraging

This book has given me a lot of hope and encouragement along with so many ideas to be able to finally act. Thank you.

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  • Roo
  • 19-10-18

#drowninginplastic

This is a thoughtful approach to giving up plastics. Lots of tips and really important information. A must read!

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  • Rachael
  • 11-11-19

a very important topic for this generation.

Very practical, would recommend. this book is well written and inspired change, giving practical advice as to how.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-08-18

Everyone should listen to this

An interesting, accessible , informative guide to reducing your plastic consumption. I like the inclusivity factor: this book recognises that it is not possible for all people to remove plastic in all ways, and encourages this standpoint of empathy. The 'mic' is handed to several experts throughout the book to shine a spotlight on their area of expertise, and encouraging facts about positive impacts are shared so that it's not all doom and gloom.

The practical lists and actions are both inspiring and empowering. I'll be listening again (in the meantime, I'll be sourcing various bamboo/reusable items). Thank you.

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  • Roy Haller
  • 24-08-20

easy to understand and informative

great book with clear reasons to give up plastic and practical ways to reduce in your home.

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  • Kristina
  • 29-06-20

Empowering

This book was informative and provided great tools to get me motivated to take more action. I really enjoyed it.