The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2017)]
Sarah Everts's "The Art of Relics" begins by following a museum conservator who notices the decay of a prized astronaut suit made out of plastic. This inspires research on the research of the lifespan and dependency of plastic used in astronaut suits, artwork, and other materials (3).
The scientists can pinpoint four specific type of plastics that are not durable and long lasting. This article follows the scientists as they search for alternatives to plastic and warn artists and others depended on plastics of the danger of its reliability.
The article was selected by Hope Jahren as one of the "best" science and nature writing pieces for 2017. In brief, what do you think led her to view Everts' article as one of the best?