An article that will make you feel very uncomfortable about the problem of Plastic Pollution in general, and Microplastics in particular, and will certainly make you want to read more, as Pinovo has done!
Elizabeth Kolbert's recent thought provoking article in the The New Yorkermagazine below reviews three books on the topic of Plastic Pollution. The books reviewed cover not only the sources and scale of the problem of Microplastics, but also the very real challenges and issues relating to "solutions" like recycling of Plastics.
The conclusion in Ms. Kolbert's article is clear and unambiguous - we need to stop plastic pollution, and microplastics at source, by reducing plastic production and use.
Why? Because, as Matt Simon, a science journalist at WIRED magazine, concludes in one of the books reviewed, "A Poison like no Other - How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies",
"....Long pitched as benign wundermaterials, plastics are ubiquitous poisons that have seeped into the roots of the tree of life....", and
"....any waste that you see floating in a river or tumbling across the land is just pre-microplastic".
Spoiler Alert! As part of our summer reading, we at Pinovo have read Matt Simon's excellent and very troubling book, and will have more to say on the subject in our next Post!
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Follow link to Article 👉 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/07/03/book-reviews-plastic-waste