Plastic Soup Atlas of the World – Engelstalige editie

We benefit from the advantages of plastics every day. But the properties of plastics that made them so popular for the last seventy years have turned out to be disastrous for many ecosystems. Plastics do not dissolve in water and do not decay. What plastic does do in the environment, though, is break down into smaller and smaller fragments.

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We benefit from the advantages of plastics every day. But the properties of plastics that made them so popular for the last seventy years have turned out to be disastrous for many ecosystems. Plastics do not dissolve in water and do not decay. What plastic does do in the environment, though, is break down into smaller and smaller fragments. That includes microplastics, so small that they are no longer visible to the naked eye and can easily get into food chains.

 

United Nations Environment believes that plastic litter and microplastics are one of the biggest environmental problems that the world is facing. That problem has acquired a name too, plastic soup. The plastic soup is everywhere. Numerous animal species are affected by plastic: they are ingesting it, injuring themselves with it or suffocating on it. Humans too are now getting the plastic soup quite literally presented to them on a plate. Evidence of damage to health is accumulating.

 

The Plastic Soup Atlas of the World gives a thematically structured overview of the plastic soup issue worldwide in sixty richly-illustrated topics. The first part focuses on the causes and the second looks at possible solutions. The overall message is crystal clear: we must do everything we can to combat plastic pollution.

Michiel Roscam Abbing

Michiel Roscam Abbing (1958) is politicoloog en kunsthistoricus en werkt als onafhankelijk onderzoeker in Amsterdam. Sinds 2011 is hij actief in de strijd tegen de plastic soup bij de Plastic Soup Foundation (PSF) in Amsterdam. Hij doet verslag van wetenschappelijk onderzoek en actuele ontwikkelingen op de site van de PSF: plasticsoupfoundation.org en geeft lezingen over de plastic soup in binnen- en buitenland.

Hij publiceerde eerder over onder andere Rembrandt en de Betuwelijn, en schreef De Nationale Parken van Nederland en Nederland Waterland. Holland Land of Water.

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Titel Plastic Soup Atlas of the World - Engelstalige editie
Auteur Michiel Roscam Abbing
Druk 1e
Prijs € 29,95
Formaat 24 × 34 cm
Uitvoering Hardback
Omvang 128 pages
Illustraties full colour, infographics
Omslagontwerp Nico Richter
Verschijnt/verschenen April 2018
NUR 944
ISBN 978 90 8803 096 3
Genre Geschiedenis & actualiteit
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