The viral video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose may have convinced quite a few people to stop using so much plastic. It can be difficult, since so many consumer items are either made of plastic or packaged in it, often both.
But scientists fear that plastic may outweigh fish in the oceans by the middle of the century. Will McCallum, the Head of Oceans for Greenpeace UK, doesn't want to see that happen. So he wrote a book called How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time.
It truly is a step-by-step, room-by-room guide for going through your house and figuring out how to replace plastic with other substances.
The author joins us with a bunch of ideas.