Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel, giving a history of plastic and the consequences of its disposal. Studies have shown that most tap water is safe, and for areas where it is questionable water filters on faucets can suffice, yet soda bottlers like Coke and Pepsi continue to misinform the public in order to make profits selling billions of plastic bottles, many of which end up in the ocean instead of being recycled. And even supposedly healthy restaurant chains like Sweet Tomatoes offer bottled water, knowing how bad habits and faulty advertising have created this demand, so why fight it? Why indeed, if you don't really care about the environment and profit is the bottom line. This surprising book tells the full story of plastic, and why our love of convenience has a big unseen price. A companion book to this would be The Coke Machine, also on audio at Audible, which exposes the deceptive advertising practices and faked environmental concerns of the world's favorite soft drink company.