Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and Joanna Atherfold Finn
NewSouth Books, $32.99
'Not just an inspiring story and a practical resource, this is evidence that grassroots actions by ordinary individuals and communities can make a material difference to the most wicked of environmental and social problems. Hats off.' — Tim Winton
'I'm going plastic free next month, who wants to join me?'
When Rebecca Prince-Ruiz asked her colleagues this question in 2011, she had no idea that less than a decade later it would inspire a global movement of 250 million people in 177 countries to reduce their plastic use.
Plastic Free tells the incredible story of how a simple community initiative grew into one of the world's most successful environmental movements. It also shares tips from people around the world who have taken on the Plastic Free July challenge and significantly reduced their waste.
Plastic Free is a book about positive change and reminds us that small actions can make a huge impact, one step - and piece of plastic - at a time. From marine debris research expeditions, tracking what actually happens to our waste, to sharing insights from behavioural research, this book speaks to the massive scale of the plastic waste problem and how we can tackle it together.