PLASTIC FREE HOME: Our top 10 reads on climate change

With Dave Lamont from Plastic Free Home

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Some of the best books about climate change Picture: Dave Lamont
David Lamont
David Lamont

With a growing range of books on climate change, the plastic problem and other environmental issues (some good, some not so) hitting the shelves, here’s our helpful guide to 10 of the best reads for adults and children to get you started. 

With Christmas approaching fast, don’t forget that books make great stocking fillers or presents for all ages. Whenever you can, shop locally or even better, find a copy second hand or in a local library.

And if you’re not a big bookworm, look out soon for our ten must-watch films, documentaries and TV series… 

Books for adults

  1. How to Give Up Plastic – A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time, Will McCallum
  2. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg
  3. F*** Plastic, Surfers Against Sewage
  4. This is Not a Drill, Extinction Rebellion
  5. Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again, Lucy Siegle
  6. No More Plastic, Martin Dorey
  7. How Bad are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything, Mike Berners-Lee
  8. There is No Planet B, Mike Berners-Lee
  9. Plastic Free, Beth Terry
  10. A Life Less Throwaway, Tara Button

Books for children

  1. What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet, Jess French
  2. A Planet Full of Plastic, Neil Layton
  3. Somebody Swallowed Stanley, Sarah Roberts
  4. National Trust: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear, Jess French
  5. This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World!, Isabel Thomas
  6. 101 Small Ways to Change the World (Lonely Planet Kids), Aubre Andrus
  7. Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World, Melanie Walsh
  8. Kids Fight Plastic: How to be a #2minutesuperhero, Martin Dorey
  9. I Can Save the Earth! One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books), Alison Inches
  10. There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom (in association with Greenpeace), James Sellick

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