Plastic Soup
144 pages, 7 1/2 x 10 1/4
Full colour throughout
Release Date:04 Apr 2019

Plastic Soup

An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Island Press
Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution is a beautifully-illustrated survey of the plastics clogging our seas, their impacts on wildlife and people around the world, and inspirational initiatives designed to tackle the problem. With striking photography and graphics, Plastic Soup brings plastic pollution to brilliant life for readers. According to some estimates, if we continue on our current path, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by the year 2050.Created to inform and inspire readers, Plastic Soup is a critical tool in the fight to reverse this trend.
Michiel Roscam Abbing is a political scientist invovled with the Plastic Soup Foundation, an international group fighting plastic pollution. He reports on scientific research and current developments online at and lectures about plastic soup around the world.
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