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A detailed look at the modern world's infatuation with plastic and the mess it's leaving behind. The author looks at plastics through several small items that are so commonplace most of us probably ... Read full review

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Amazingly well-written and, even more amazingly, not _completely_ depressing though Freinkel does not shy away from the magnitude of the implications of our troubling relationship with and dependence on plastic, which now saturates the planet a brief century after its invention. I learned a lot from this book & appreciated her 8 familiar objects exigesis very much; she wields each item usefully in order to produce some in-depth and trenchant social criticism. A much more sophisticated approach to the topic than e.g. Mary Roach would have taken. I find I even want to read The American Chestnut now even though that topic isn't nearly as interesting to me as plastic!  

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