Junk Raft

An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution

An exciting account of an activist's expedition across the Pacific on a home-made "junk raft"

By Marcus Eriksen Read by James Patrick Cronin Biographies & Memoirs / Environmental & Agriculture / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 8h 5m Sell Sheet
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7 Audio CDs Tue Jan 16 00:00:00 UTC 2018 34.99 24.99 9781520093796 Add to Cart
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							When Marcus Eriksen co-founded the 5 Gyres Institute and set out to study marine pollution, he discovered that a "plastic smog" of microparticles permeates the world's oceans, defying easy clean-up efforts. What's more, these microplastics have seeped into the food chain, threatening marine animals and humans alike. Far from being a gloomy treatise on an environmental catastrophe, Junk Raft tells the story of Eriksen's fight to raise awareness and solve the problem of plastic pollution. Eriksen writes of his voyage aboard his homemade "junk raft," and along the way he recounts his successful efforts to fight corporate influence and demand that plastics producers take responsibility for a problem they've created. Eriksen provides concrete, actionable solutions and an empowering call for all of us to courageously challenge the status quo for the sake of the planet.

"The thrills and chills of rafting packaged with a compelling call to action." - Kirkus Reviews

"Eriksen's work is a much-needed wake-up call for the public…" - Booklist