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Jun 21 2019 - 09:06 AM
News Cafe Book Collections - Oceans of Plastic

Oceans of Plastic


July - August, 2018


Curated by Jennifer Govan

Designed by Angela Perrone


Did you know that gigantic trash colonies are trapped in massive gyres swirling around the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic oceans — to such a degree that by 2050 we may have more plastic than fish in our waters? Roughly 8-15 million tons of plastic pour in each year — much of it single use — straws, bags, bottles, common household items simply made to be thrown-away. Toxins and plastics ingested by fish or sea creatures pass through the food chain, as the garbage keeps piling— even beneath the water’s surface!


Oceans of Plastic features research, narrative, kids’ books, and practical ways to address the pressing problem of plastic.



The Books

  • Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution, by Marcus Eriksen
  • Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans, by Charles Moore
  • Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them, by Donovan Hohn
  • Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, by Julie Decker
  • Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, by Susan Freinkel
  • How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time, by Will McCallum
  • Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!, by Michael SanClements
  • Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8), by Patricia Newman
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, by Laura Perdew
  • Ocean Champions: A Journey into Seas of Plastic, by Michelle Mech
  • I'm Not a Plastic Bag, by Rachel Hope Allison
  • Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion, by Loree Griffin Burns
  • Trash Vortex: How Plastic Pollution Is Choking the World's Oceans, by Danielle Smith-Lera



The Display




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