Plastic Soup | An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Washington, DC (March 8, 2022)Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable— spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment.

Recent bans on single-use straws and bags have increased awareness of this issue. But, for most people, the full extent of our plastic problem is difficult to grasp. Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution (Publication Date: April 4, 2022) is a beautifully-illustrated survey of the plastics clogging our seas, their impacts on wildlife and people around the world, and inspirational initiatives designed to tackle the problem.

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In Plastic Soup, Michiel Roscam Abbing of the Plastic Soup Foundation reveals the scope of the issue: plastic trash now lurks on every corner of the planet. With striking full-color photography and graphics, Plastic Soup brings this challenge to brilliant life for readers. The book surveys topics ranging from microplastics in cosmetics and the impact of balloon releases on wildlife to toxins in the food chain and threats of nanoplastics to human health.

Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution
  • Hardcover Book
  • Abbing, Michiel Roscam (Author)

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Plastics in the oceans do not degrade, ending up instead as miniscule particles.

While the book provides a realistic look at our plastic crisis, it also sends a message of hope: although the scale of the problem is massive, so too is the dedication of those working to solve it. Plastic Soup highlights a diverse array of projects to curb plastic waste and raise awareness, from plastic-free grocery stores and innovative laws to public art installations and products made from ocean plastic. The book also suggests actions for readers to counteract plastic pollution, ranging from refusing plastic straws and disposable plastic items to avoiding double packaging and synthetic clothing.

According to some estimates, if we continue on our current path, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by the year 2050. Created to inform and inspire readers, Plastic Soup is a critical tool in the fight to reverse this trend.

Michiel Roscam Abbing is a Dutch political scientist who has been active in the battle against plastic soup since 2011 with the Plastic Soup Foundation, one of the leading international groups fighting plastic pollution. He reports on scientific research and current developments online at plasticsoupfoundation.org and lectures about plastic soup.

Anton G.
Anton joined Architecture Lab in 2017 and ever since the platform grew exponentially becoming the global reference point in design for creatives around the world, ranging from DIY enthusiasts to interior designers, architects, engineers illustrator and design amateurs.
Anton G.
Architect
Anton G.
Anton joined Architecture Lab in 2017 and ever since the platform grew exponentially becoming the global reference point in design for creatives around the world, ranging from DIY enthusiasts to interior designers, architects, engineers illustrator and design amateurs. Highlights Anton joined Architecture Lab in 2017 Founder of Homesthetics Magazine | 2012 RIBA licensed architect with a background in online marketing Co-founder of the sculpta.ba architecture practice Experience As sheer idealist architect, Anton founded in Homesthetics Magazine to save his favorite, inspiring architecture and design projects, post by post the website slowly grew into an authority in the niche, shaping years of marketing experience for the architect. Since 2017 his expertise has pushed Architecture Lab to new highs, greatly increasing the area of expertise of the website by inviting certified experts into the team and refreshing the curatorial process in his commitment to ensure the most trustworthy advice possible in the realm of architecture and design. Education Anton received UAUIM's Master of Architecture in 2017 with an emphasis on Restauration and Industrial Heritage.
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