July 2020 Non-Fiction Lead Titles

Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Joanna Atherfold Finn


Paperback | Jul 2020 | NewSouth | 9781742236551 | 240pp | 234x153mm | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99

‘I’m going plastic free next month, who wants to join me?’ When Rebecca Prince-Ruiz asked this question in 2011, she had no idea that nine years later they would result in a global movement of 250 million people in 177 countries committed to reducing single-use plastic. No one wants to see an environment smothered in plastic, but what can we do? How do we move from awareness and concern to action? 

Plastic Free tells the inspiring story of how a simple community initiative grew into one of the world’s most successful environmental movements. It shares stories of people from around the world who have taken on the Plastic Free July challenge and made it their own. At its heart, Plastic Free is a book about positive change and how small actions can make a huge impact, no matter who you are or where you are from. Find out how you can make a real difference to your household, your workplace, your school, your community, and your environment, one step – and piece of plastic – at a time.