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Anti-Plastic Author Not Happy When Book Is Wrapped In Plastic

It's 2018 and the fight for cleaner oceans has never been more prominent - especially for one author. Martin Dorey, an advocate for banning plastic waste, penned a book on the subject titled No. More. Plastic. What You Can Do To Make A Difference. Dorey has now been left horrified as a US distributor has sent out copies shrink-wrapped in the very product he's combatting against - plastic.

Clearly enraged by the thoughtless act, Dorey called the decision to wrap his books an "absolute shambles." He went on to share his disdain on his Instagram account, criticizing the move for undoing all of the hard work gone into his efforts and pointing out that it shows how simple things like this can cause great harm. Penguin, the publishers of the work, have also expressed their concern, saying, "I hope this image makes people stop and think as we head into a busy Christmas period."

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Mr. Dorey was responsible for launching the Two Minute Beach Clean campaign in 2009, encouraging visitors to the beach to spend two minutes each time collecting and correctly disposing of litter washed up on the shores. During the production of his book, Dorey worked very closely with publishers to ensure it was made in a manner that wouldn't cost the environment. As you can imagine, both the author and the publishers have been less than complimentary about the US distributor, with the Cornish-born writer branding them "idiotic".

Penguin and Mr. Dorey hope that by bringing the matter to the forefront of attention by posting the picture to highlight the issue. His 7k strong following also voiced their dismay at the issue, with some calling it "heartbreaking".  There is also some speculation that online retail giant Amazon is responsible for the shrink wrapping, but according to Dorey's response to one of his followers, he is not willing to confirm or deny that information until they receive confirmation.

In the meantime, the eco-warrior hopes that the mishap will further educate people on the issue. Shrink-wrapping books and other items such as video games or movies is still worryingly common, especially around this time of year when people are buying gifts for Christmas.

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