Shipping Container Homes

The Best Guide to Building a Shipping Container Home and Tiny House Living, Including Plans, Tips, FAQs, and More!

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Author: Damon Jones

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542740425

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Page: 76

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SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price! Shipping container homes are rapidly growing in popularity for a wide variety of reasons. Not only are they unique, they are also very inexpensive, often costing up to 50% less than a traditionally built house of comparable size! Container homes are eco-friendly, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing - making them an easy choice for many new homeowners. This book will explain to you everything you need to know about container homes, including where to buy your containers inexpensively, how to plan the design of your container home, what contractors to hire, and a step-by-step guide to the actual building process! You will also learn about the different features that can be included, the different foundation and roof types to consider, how to install your insulation, and be provided with resources for getting a professional building plan made! At the end of this book, you should be ready to take the next step and begin working on your very own shipping container home! Here Is What You'll Learn About Inside... An Introduction To Container Homes What Permits You'll Need The Pros & Cons Of Container Homes The Tiny House Movement & Minimalism How The Design Process Works What Contractors To Hire Cool Design Ideas Different Roofing Styles How Much It Will Cost Flooring Options Different Insulation Types To Consider Where To Get A Professional Floor Plan Much, Much More! Scroll up now & order your copy of this fantastic book today!

How to Build Shipping Container Homes With Plans

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Author: John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1310183430

Category: House & Home

Page: 72

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION TO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: ADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: DISADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: CONTAINER SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS: NEW OR USED CONTAINER: PERMITS AND REGULATIONS: CHAPTER TWO FOUNDATION FOR SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: SITE CONDITIONS: CLIMATE: MARKET FACTORS: BUILDING DESIGN: EXCAVATION AND FOOTINGS: TYPES OF MATERIALS USED FOR FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION: CHAPTER THREE PLACING THE CONTAINERS: JOINING THE CONTAINERS: WELDING BASICS: ADVANTAGES: DISADVANTAGES: PARTS OF THE WELDER KIT: WELDING SAFETY GEAR: PREPPING & GRINDING THE WELD: COMMON WELDING PROBLEMS: CONTAINER REINFORCEMENT: CHAPTER FOUR ROOFS: TYPES OF ROOFS: 1. SHED: 2. GABLE ROOF: HOW TO CUT SHIPPING CONTAINERS CHAPTER FIVE ADVANCED FRAMING: ROUGH ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING WORK: SOLAR PANELS: PLUMBING: CHAPTER SIX CONTAINER HOME INSULATION: THERMAL BRIDGING: FLOORING: SAFETY LOCKS FOR YOUR CONTAINER HOME: CHAPTER SEVEN: RESOURCE DIRECTORY CHAPTER EIGHT: PLANS PUBLISHER Introduction to Shipping Container Homes: Shipping container homes are houses that are built using shipping containers. The strength, durability, availability, and the cost effectiveness of containers as building material has made these types of homes popular in recent years. When you buy a container, it might appear as hollow boxes with no windows or openings. However, these boxes are highly customizable; they can be stacked and welded together to create beautiful yet economical homes. The next section is about the pros and cons of living in a shipping container home.

Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials

Inspiration for Constructing Tiny Homes Using Salvaged and Reclaimed Supplies

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Author: Ryan Mitchell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440592128

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

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Join the tiny house trend! The tiny house movement is a big trend with a very small footprint. Extremely small house, with less than 1,000 square feet of space, are environmentally friendly, less expensive than typical homes, and often movable. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth and truly unique. Ryan Mitchell, author of The Tiny Life blog, shows you how to repurpose everyday items to create your new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles. Featuring profiles on tiny house owners with photographs and floor plans of the homes, ideas on where to find materials, and what to look for and avoid when selecting reclaimed materials, Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is a unique book perfect for your biggest DIY project yet!

Tiny Houses

The Ultimate Guide to Tiny Houses, Shipping Container Homes, and Building Your Own Tiny House!

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Author: Damon Jones

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542741460

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Page: 78

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TINY HOUSES Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price! This book will teach you all about the Tiny House movement, and how thousands of others are adopting this more minimalistic and sustainable way of living. Tiny Houses are an excellent way to not only save money, but also to create a true architectural masterpiece, that may even (depending on your chosen design) be totally mobile! At the completion of this book you will have a good understanding of Tiny Houses, and know what steps to take next to begin the building process of your very own. This includes knowledge of the entire building process, what considerations you'll need to make, and the legal side of building your own Tiny House! Here Is What You'll Learn About... Tiny Houses & Container Homes The Tiny House Movement Minimalism The Planning Process Permits You'll Need Foundation Types Portable Tiny Homes Insulation Types The Longevity Of Tiny Homes How To Get Started On Your Build Much, Much More! Scroll up now & order your copy of this fantastic book today!

The Box

How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

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Author: Marc Levinson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

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Author: Margareta Magnusson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173251

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

Shipping Container Homes

The Ultimate Guide to Building Shipping Container Homes for Sustainable Living, Including Plans, Tips, Cool Ideas, and More!

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Author: Anthony Hofman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539857679

Category:

Page: 130

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Get Creative With These Shipping Container Home Ideas The perfect tool to help you put your design in place! When it comes to our making a nest for yourself, you want it to be livable, convenient, and most of all affordable! In this century, we are introduced to something new everyday. Creating a beautiful home is one of them. You must have heard about Shipping Container Homes that are now easy to make and definitely makes living more easier and sustainable. In this book, Shipping Container Homes: The Ultimate Guide To Building Shipping Container Homes For Sustainable Living, Including Plans, Tips, Cool Ideas, And More, you will learn the basic rules in setting up a nice home for you and your family! Here's what you'll find inside: What Are Shipping Container Homes? How To Obtain A Shipping Container Risks Involved With Shipping Container Homes Stories Of Success Benefits To Shipping Container Homes Alternative Ways To Use Shipping Containers Planning And Designing Your Shipping Container Home Quotes From Supporters And Other Resourceful Individuals And so much more! This is by far the easiest way to build a home. Plus, it can be enjoyable too! Not only that shipping container homes are eco-friendly, but they also carry your personal touch when it comes to designing your own space. If this is your first time, then you came to the right page! This book contains easy to follow instructions on how you can get started. Moreover, you can find great Recommendations on CHAPTER 9! So grab a copy NOW and have fun building your own shipping home container! Good luck!

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

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Author: Fumio Sasaki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609049

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

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The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

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Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Tiny Homes

Simple Shelter : Scaling Back in the 21st Century

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Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780936070520

Category: House & Home

Page: 214

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More than 1,000 photos, along with stories and interviews follow the "tiny house" movement which is currently going on among people who have chosen to scale back in the 21st century. Original.

The Not So Big House

A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live

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Author: Sarah Susanka,Kira Obolensky

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561583766

Category: House & Home

Page: 199

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Provides a review of social trends and their effect on architecture and design.

Plastic-Free

How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

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Author: Beth Terry

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500350

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

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“Guides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter.” —Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans, and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. In Plastic-Free, she shows you how you can too, providing personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and individual solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Presenting both beginner and advanced steps, Terry includes handy checklists and tables for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals—Plastic-Free Heroes—who have gone beyond personal solutions to create change on a larger scale. Fully updated for the paperback edition, Plastic-Free also includes sections on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren’t as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for those concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.

The Dumbest Generation

How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)

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Author: Mark Bauerlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636893

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.

The Pragmatic Programmer

From Journeyman to Master

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Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 013211917X

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

A Guide to the Development of On-site Sanitation

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Author: R. Franceys,J. Pickford,R. Reed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789241544436

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 237

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Safe disposal of excreta is of fundamental importance, not only for the health of the community, but also because of the social and environmental benefits it brings. However, for many low-income communities, particularly in developing countries, installation of a sewerage system is not always a feasible option. For such communities, on-site disposal ù dealing with excreta where they are deposited ù offers a hygienic and affordable solution. This book provides in-depth technical information about the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the major types of on-site sanitation facility, from simple pit latrines to aqua privies and septic tanks, with numerous practical design examples. Recognizing that the introduction of on-site sanitation systems involves considerably more than the application of simple engineering techniques, the authors describe in detail the planning and development processes and the financial and institutional factors that will need to be taken into account. Particular emphasis is given to the need to involve the community at all stages from the planning to evaluation, to adapt projects and programmes to the local situation, and to provide continuing support to the community after the system is installed. Based on the authors' experiences in a number of developing countries, this book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from engineers and sanitarians to health personnel, administrators, planners and others concerned with improving sanitation in poor communities.

Shipping Container Homes

Your Guidebook for Plans, Design and Ideas

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Author: David Mc Master

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781983715426

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Page: 88

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Inspired by all the modern looking shipping container homes?Would you like to know more about this and maybe try it out yourself?Then this book will be a good starting point for you. I will tell you crucial mistakes to avoid and an outline on how you can build your own from purshaising the land to installing a roof. What are You going to learn in this book? An overview of different types of containers Pros and cons of shipping container homes Obtaining a used or new container and shipping it Permits and building regulations Crucial mistakes to avoid Risks involved We will also discuss on the building itself like: Doing it yourself versus hiring a contractor Purchasing the land Types of foundations Cutting windows and doors Preparing the floor Installing framing Installing the electrical and the plumbing Insulating and weatherproofing Installing a roof To end this book, i have some design ideas where you can find inspiration for your own shipping container home.Get your own copy now, Scroll up and click the BUY button!

Best Jokes

Best Funny Jokes for Adults

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Author: Joe King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542708074

Category:

Page: 58

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Best Funny Jokes: Best Funny Jokes for Adults ________________________________________ Warning! Laughter and delight at ridiculous situations awaits you in this book. Turn the pages with caution. Are you ready to engulf yourself in some silly jokes that will make you smile? Do you want to read some off the wall jokes that are just adult enough that you may come just shy of sharing them at the water cooler at the office on Monday morning? Well you have come to the right place. This collection of jokes will give you a chuckle or two with how strange they are, and their funny and entertaining tones. However, they are adult enough that you do not have to share your guilty pleasure with children, giving you something all to yourself. Jokes are often regarded as cheesy or sometimes for children, but not today. These jokes are for adults only. However, you do not have to devote hours on end to get a little bit of entertainment. Read them before bed, on break at work, in the bathroom. Pretty much anywhere you will have a few minutes to yourself. Please, enjoy! **This book may contain material that can be considered lewd or offensive**

How to Give Up Plastic

A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time. From the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace and spokesperson for their anti-plastic campaign

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Author: Will McCallum

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241363225

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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'We have a responsibility, every one of us' David Attenborough Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can YOU make a difference? This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the anti-plastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a clean-up at your local park or beach. Tips on giving up plastic include: · Washing your clothes within a wash bag to catch plastic microfibers (the cause of 30% of plastic pollution in the ocean) · Replacing your regular shampoo with bar shampoo · How to lobby your supermarket to remove unnecessary packaging · How to throw a plastic-free birthday party · How to convince others to join you in giving up plastic Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. This is a call to arms - to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic. #BreakFreeFromPlastic Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. 'Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world' Theresa May