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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Author: Miranda Paul; Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
Series: Millbrook Picture Bks.
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Description

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.

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General Fields

  • : 9781467716086
  • : Lerner Publishing Group
  • : Lerner Books
  • : February 2015
  • : 27.00 cmmm X 22.60 cmmm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Miranda Paul; Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 363.72880966
  • : 32
  • : illustrations