toxicThe Sustainable World Book Club's next reading is "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story" by Susan Freinkel. Freinkel focuses on eight common plastic items: combs, chairs, IV bags, Frisbees, disposable lighters, grocery bags, soda bottles and credit cards. She describes the origins of these everyday items and explains the kinds of plastics used in their manufacture.

More to the point, she discusses the main problem with plastic: it never really "goes away"; it just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces of plastic. Some of this plastic ends up littering the sides of our local roads, but some ends up in the ocean, killing sea creatures and littering once-pristine shorelines. Some plastic even ends up in our bloodstream! Plastic has enabled us to live the way we do now, but at what cost? Find out in this fascinating and readable book! 

The Book Club meeting will be Friday, July 31, 11 A.M. at the Albert Wisner Library. Don't have time to read the whole book by then? We'll pay particular attention to two chapters: "Humans Are Just a Little Plastic Now" and "Battle of the Bag."  Can't make the Friday morning meetings? If you keep up with the reading, we will email you questions so you can contribute your ideas to the Book Club.For further information or to join the group, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.