Author: Miranda Paul
Number Of Pages: 32
Publisher: Millbrook Press TM
Release Date: 01-02-2015
This product has an educational component that we judge warrants it's inclusion on this platform, though it does not technically fall within our usual guidelines for: organic, recycled, FSC, Fair Trade, and/or Vegan.
This company's standard paper for all 4-color children’s books includes 10% post-consumer waste (recycled materials). In addition to cost, their sustainability guidelines focus on local printing to reduce the environmental effects of long distance shipping. Editorial and marketing teams use digital routing and review processes for manuscripts, images, and page layouts to reduce our one-time use paper consumption.
The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community.
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.
The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change.
Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world.
Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.9 x 0.3 inches