In this awesome and inspiring guide, McFly bassist and environmental activist Dougie Poynter shows you how to get involved in the mission to cut out single-use plastic.
Plastic is everywhere and it sucks. It fills up our oceans, endangers our wildlife and never goes away. So it's time to take action, find ways to cut down our plastic use and help protect our environment. As a lifelong supporter of environmental causes, Dougie is always on the hunt for ways to reduce and replace plastic. This book draws on his own experiences in the fight against plastic waste – the problems he's encountered and the solutions he's found. It covers the history of plastic, introduces us to some key campaigners and eco entrepreneurs, and is full of top tips. The clear and easy steps in Plastic Sucks! You Can Make a Difference show us how we can all make small changes and become champions for our planet.
Includes contributions from
- Adam Lowry, founder of Method
- Amanda Keetley, founder of Less Plastic UK
- Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen, founders of 5 Gyres
- Blue Ollis
- Dara McAnulty
- Edwin Broni-Mensah, founder of GiveMeTap
- Emily Penn
- James Robson and Andy Bool, Sea Life and Sea Life Trust
- Jonathon Porritt
- Josh White and Perry Fielding, co-founders of CanO Water
- Kate Arnell
- Lauren St John
- Lucy Woodall
- Will Travers, president of Born Free
Dougie Poynter is a musician, songwriter, designer and author. Dougie has been obsessed with natural history and dinosaurs from the age of three when he visited the Natural History Museum with his mum. He is passionate about the natural world and a keen conservationist, working with charities such as WWF, Greenpeace and Five Gyres. He is committed to cleaning up the planet and was instrumental in the campaign to ban microplastics in the UK.
Dougie has been the bass player of the band Mcfly since 2003 and, along with bandmate Tom Fletcher, is behind the bestselling picture book series The Dinosaur That Pooped. Illustrated by Garry Parsons, the series has sold more than 1 million copies. Dougie was also a member of the super-group McBusted and in 2011 was the winner of the jungle set show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!