Plastics and Microplastics: A Reference Handbook

by
David E. Newtonauthor

David E. Newton holds a BA in chemistry, an MA in education from the University of Michigan, and an EdD in science education from Harvard University.

Plastics and Microplastics: A Reference Handbook

20210731

ABC-CLIO

Pages 328
Topics Biodegradable;Zero Waste;Waste Management;Recycling;Pollution;Plastics;Microplastics;Great Pacific Garbage Patch;Fossil Fuels;Bisphenol A (BPA);Bakelite;Current Events and Issues: Environment;Environment

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Plastics and Microplastics: A Reference Handbook

Author(s): Newton, David;
Contributors: Newton, David;
Abstract:

Plastic plays a vital role in today's world, but has become increasingly problematic. Plastics and Microplastics: A Reference Handbook discusses the history and evolution of plastic and its many uses, both in the United States and around the world.

Beginning with a history of plastic—from the first scientific discovery of the material to its diversity of forms and uses in the present day—Plastics and Microplastics: A Reference Handbook discusses the history and evolution of plastic and its many uses, both in the United States and around the world. Importantly, it delves into the problems and controversies concerning plastic and microplastics, such as the pollution of oceans, rivers, and streams; its exceptionally long shelf life; its contribution to air pollution; and ingestion of microplastics by marine life.

One of the most valuable aspects of the book is its survey of the history of plastics and microplastics conducted in a manner that helps readers to identify key issues to address. Moreover, it discusses both implemented and proposed solutions. A perspectives chapter includes a broad range of voices, allowing crucial, diverse perspectives to round out the author's expertise.


  • Provides readers with the basic background they need about plastics and microplastics in order to understand current problems
  • Includes additional readings, a comprehensive chronology, a glossary, and other features to aid students' understanding of current issues and guide them in designing and conducting their own research
  • Offers ideas for additional research from a list of important individuals and organizations
  • Rounds out the author's expertise in perspectives essays that show readers a diversity of viewpoints

SortTitle: plastics and microplastics: a reference handbook
Keyword(s): Biodegradable; Zero Waste; Waste Management; Recycling; Pollution; Plastics; Microplastics; Great Pacific Garbage Patch; Fossil Fuels; Bisphenol A (BPA); Bakelite; Current Events and Issues: Environment; Environment
Author Info:
David E. Newtonauthor

David E. Newton holds a BA in chemistry, an MA in education from the University of Michigan, and an EdD in science education from Harvard University.

eISBN-13: 9781440875403
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440875397
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 328
Publication Date: 20210731
Series: Contemporary World Issues