by Ellen MacArthur
The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics provides, for the first time, a vision of a global economy in which plastics never become waste, and outlines concrete steps towards achieving the systemic shift needed.
by Callum Roberts
Callum Roberts uses his lifetime's experience working with the oceans to take us on a panoramic tour beneath the seas, exploring the richness of life in the deep and how it has altered over the centuries.
by Capt. Charles Moore
A prominent seafaring environmentalist and researcher shares his shocking discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and inspires a fundamental rethinking of the Plastic Age.
by Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano
Lively as-told-to autobiography of a scientist who studied flotsam—floating trash—and revolutionized the study of the world’s oceans.
Even readers with little interest in ocean science will be riveted by the author’s chronicle of the epic travels of oceanic trash.
by Beth Terry
Beth Terry details her inspiring journey to purge her life from plastics after reading an article on ocean plastics. This book provides helpful information on how to kick the plastic habit in a light-hearted but highly informative tone.
by Susan Freinkel
Susan Freinkel outlines the history of plastics and how the material has shaped modern society and has pored through scientific data to provide an account of the impacts that plastic can have on our lives through some key everyday objects.
by Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie
This book is a useful source of information on potentially harmful chemicals that we are commonly exposed to in the modern day, and how to avoid or replace them.
by Yvon Chouinard
Patagonia is renowned for its sustainable ethos and Let my People Go Surfing outlines the company’s journey and how it is constantly challenging conventional wisdom.
by Michael Braungart & William McDonough
This model seeks to think of upcycling as the products end of life, rather than disposal options, therefore reducing waste and discouraging manufacturing with the end point being reduce, reuse, or recycle.
by Rachel Carson
Silent Spring began with a “fable for tomorrow” – a true story using a composite of examples drawn from many real communities where the use of DDT had caused damage to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans.
by Naomi Klein
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.