It’s in your toothbrush … your clothes … your earbuds. Chances are, you’re touching it right now. We’re talking about plastic! Plastic is absolutely everywhere and in practically everything we touch, from pens to water bottles to sports equipment. And a lot of it is used once and then thrown away.
Unfortunately, it takes a REALLY long time for plastic to break down and it can be harmful to our environment, especially wildlife. But why and when did we start using it in so much stuff? And how do we stop?
This book is suitable for readers between 8 and 12 years of age.
Discover shocking stats and surprising facts; inspirational interviews with National Geographic explorers and leading researchers who are working tirelessly to protect the planet; tons of simple suggestions for sustainable swaps; and more eco-friendly choices and smart action steps. This book answers all of your burning questions about plastic and offers tangible ways to get involved, reduce plastic use, and create a more plastic-free future!
Julie Beer is a long-standing contributor to National Geographic Kids. Her works include Penguins vs. Puffins, Piglets vs. Pugs, multiple books in the hit Weird But True! and 5,000 Awesome Facts series, This or That? 4, Get Outside Guide, and Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds, among others. She currently lives in northern California with her family.