The Plastic Problem from Lonely Planet Kids

Posted on May 22nd, 2020

We all have the message that we need to look after the health of our planet. The amount of waste we produce is becoming a real problem.  Understanding what we can recycle and reuse, what we should avoid, what is harmful and what we should encourage can be confusing. Lonely Planet kids have a super helpful book aimed at 9 – 12 year olds which looks into our plastic problem with 60 sensible ideas for how to reduce our waste and help save the earth. Read on to discover more about The Plastic Problem and for your chance to win a copy.  


The Plastic Problem

About The Plastic Problem

The book aims to educate the reader on the complexity of plastic. Learn the history of plastic, how and where it is used and how you can make a difference. Discover the different formats, which can be recycled, which can be reused, which are safe to eat from and so much more. It turns out only 8% of plastic is recycled around the world yet it is found in so many products from our home to our clothes.  

Understanding is the first step to doing something about our plastic habit. The 60 initiatives set out in the book are both achievable and practical; an easy way to make a difference and look after our planet.  

Pages from The Plastic Problem Book

What we Love

  • Educational: the book is packed with useful facts in child friendly small chunks.

  • Engaging: From history to making a difference today, the book tackles its educational role in an interesting manner. 

  • Activities to start right away: Everyone can play their part with the suggested tasks in the book.

  • Helpful actionable summary to becoming a plastic patroller.

  • Checklist. Tick off each of the 60 activities as you do them.

  • Helpful glossary and further reading suggestions.


Need to Know

RSP £9.99
Age 9-12
Author Aubre Andrus
PublisherLonely Planet Kids
Product Details

100% plastic free book


210mm x 165mm

112 pages

Full colour

StockistsLonely Planet Kids online shop. Amazon, Blackwells, Telegraph books. 


Taster video of Wild The Plastic Problem

Win your copy of The Plastic Problem with Lonely Planet Kids and Coombe Mill

For your chance to win this thought provoking call to action book for young environmentalists, simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

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We were sent a copy of The Plastic Problem book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.