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Pack it in! Anti plastic book is covered in film

'Shambles’: Plastic wrapping PICTURE: MARTINDOREY

AN ECO-FRIENDLY author was fuming after copies of his anti-plastic book were dispatched wrapped in plastic.

Martin Dorey, 51, wrote No. More. Plastic. to help people reduce the amount of single-use plastic around.

But he was left stunned when each copy sent out by a US distributor came in a transparent film.

Sharing a photo to Instagram, Mr Dorey, of Bude, Cornwall, said the mix-up was an ‘absolute shambles’, adding: ‘The point is that this book is about no more plastic and some idiot shrink-wrapped it in plastic without thinking.’

The publisher Penguin has reportedly asked the US distributors to stop it happening again. A spokesman said: ‘I hope the small positive is that this image might make people stop and think, as we head into a busy Christmas period of shopping and wrapping.’