f you have the time, check out the book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes.
Humes talks about our use and waste of plastic and other materials, and features trivia and tips on how to be more eco-friendly. One of my favorite things about this book is that Humes discusses the topic in a manner that is neither condescending nor depressing. The facts alone make it an urgent issue, but he does not shame you into recycling. It’s really easy to read. He also features Bea Johnson, and she gives some tips in the book, as well.