Plastic Pollution Book List

Books About Breaking Free From Plastics

* Books available in Dover Public Library

Adult Books:

  • 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, by Kathryn Kellogg; The Countryman Press, 2019.

  • *Bag It, by Michelle Curry-Wright; (DVD)/New Day Films. NY: Docurama Films, 2010.

  • Be Plastic Clever, by Amy and Ella Meek; DK Children.

  • Can I Recycle This?: A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics, by Jennie Romer; Penguin Books, 2021.

  • Clean Green: Tips and Recipes for a Naturally Clean, More Sustainable Home, by Jen Chillingsworth; Quadrille Publishing, 2020.

  • Diary of a Plastic Bottle, by Veronica Green; Veronica Green Publications, 2019.

  • *How to Give Up Plastic: A guide to changing the world one plastic bottle at a time, by Will McCallum; Penguin Books, 2019.

  • How to Save the World for Free: (Guide to Green Living, Sustainability Handbook), by Natalie Fee; Laurence King Publishing, 2019.

  • How We Can Stop Plastic Waste: Practical ways to reduce plastic pollution, by Susie McBride; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018.

  • *Human Footprint (DVD) National Geographic Channel: Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2008.

  • Is it Really Green? by Georgina Wilson-Powell; DK Publishing, 2021.

  • *Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy, by Chantal Plamandon and Jay Sinha; Salem, MA: Page Street Publishing, 2017.

  • *Living Without Plastic: more than 100 easy swaps for home, travel, dining, holidays, and beyond, by Brigette Allen and Christine Wong; New York, NY: Artisan Books, 2020.

  • Loved Clothes Last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act., by Orsola de Castro; Penguin Life, 2021.

  • No More Plastic: What you can do to make a difference, by Martin Dorey; Ebury Press, 2018.

  • No More Rubbish Excuses!: 50 simple, effective things you can do to cut your plastic & waste to help the planet, by Martin Dorey; Ebury Press, 2019.

  • *Plastic: An Autobiography, by Allison Cobb; New York: Nightboat Books, 2021.

  • *Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, by Susan Freinkel; Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

  • Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World, by Jack Buffington; Praeger, 2018.

  • Plastic Free: How I kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, by Beth Terry; Skyhorse, 2015.

  • Plastic Game Changer: How to Reduce Plastic in your Organization to Make a Difference to *Plastic Ocean: how a sea captain’s chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans, by Capt. Charles Moore; New York:Avery, 2011.

  • Plastic Pollution by Amanda Keetley; Less Plastic, 2019.

  • Plastic Purge, by Michael SanClements; Griffin, 2014.

  • Plastic Soup, by Michael Roscam Abbing; Island Press, 2019.

  • Plastic Sucks: How you can reduce single use plastic and save our planet, by Doug Poynter; Feiwel & Friends, 2019.

  • Save the World:There is No Planet B:Things You Can Do Right Now To Save Our Planet, by Louise Bradford; Summersdale, 2019.

  • Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide to Plastic Free Living, Sandra Ann Harris; Hatherleigh Press, 2020.

  • The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen, by Lindsay Miles; Hardie Grant, & Kindle, 2020.

  • This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World, by Isabel Thomas; Wren & Rook, 2018.

  • *Throwaway Nation: The Ugly Truth About American Garbage, by Dondero, Jeff; Latham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

  • Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again, by Lucy Siegle; Trapeze, 2018.

  • Why Should I Bother About the Planet? Susan Meredith; Usborne, 2015.

  • Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste, by Bea Johnson; Scribner, 2013.

Juvenile Books:

  • *The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, by Laura Perdew; Minneapolis, MN: Essential Library, 2018.

  • *Kids vs Plastic: Ditch the straw and find the pollution solution to bottles, bags and other single-use plastics, by Julie Beer; Washington, DC, National Geographic Kids, 2020.

  • *Ocean Soup: A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner World, by Meeg Pincus & Lucy Semple; Ann Arbor Michigan: Sleeping Bear Press, 2021.

  • *One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of The Gambia, by Miranda Paul & Elizabeth Zunon; Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2015.

  • *Plastic, by Chris Oxlade; Chicago, IL: Heinemann, 2021.

  • *Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the great Pacific garbage patch, by Patricia Newman; Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2014.

  • *Plastic Sea: A Bird’s Eye View, by Kristi Blom, Geri Wing Gabrielson, & Helle Valborg Goldman; Apex, North Carolina:Cornell Lab Publishing Group, 2020.

  • *Rocket Says Clean Up!, by Nathan Bryon & Dapo Adeolo; New York: Random House Children’s Books, 2020.

  • The Plastic Problem: 60 Small Ways to Reduce Waste and Help Save the Earth, by Aubre Andrus; Lonely Planet, 2020.

  • What a Waste: Trash,Recycling, and Protecting our Planet, by Jess French; DK Children, 2019.

Complements of the Dover Dems’ Energy & the Environment Plastic Team

July 2021