Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-47) and index.
The need to know -- How to get informed -- How did we get here? -- Suspending judgment -- Where things stand -- Keeping up to date.
"We use it every day in products as varied as prescription drugs, toys, and toothbrushes. In less than a century, plastics have become integral to our daily lives. But plastic waste also clogs Earth's oceans and other water bodies. Research has shown that microplastics have even accumulated in our bodies. This timely book investigates our increasingly problematic use of plastics in all areas of our lives and how our attempts to curb use and mitigate the harm of plastics are not working fast enough"-- Provided by publisher.