Taming Plastic: Stop the Pollution

Groundswell. Jan. 2020. 42p. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781939053244.
Gr 5-8–This entry in the “Planetary Solutions” series contains vibrant pictures that support and enhance the text. The text breaks down the serious concerns regarding plastic usage in our modern world. Bates’s comprehensive writing covers topics such as the life cycle of plastic, the different types of plastic and how they are made, the history of plastic, its environmental impact, and a varied action plan to address plastic waste. Readers will learn how renewable resources could effectively combat the production of new plastics. Key terms like polymer, Teflon, and bioplastics are explained in kid-friendly language and detail.
VERDICT This resource will enrich current issues or environmental sections and is recommended for middle school libraries.

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