ONE PLASTIC BAG: ISATOU CEESAY AND THE RECYCLING WOMEN OF THE GAMBIA

By: PAUL, MIRANDA

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Millbrook Press 2/1/2015. New hardcover. in Brand New jacket. 2017-18 SC Picture Book Award nominee. Illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon.


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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.

Title: ONE PLASTIC BAG: ISATOU CEESAY AND THE RECYCLING WOMEN OF THE GAMBIA

Author Name: PAUL, MIRANDA

Categories: Black History, Earth Day Stories, International, Earth Day,

Publisher: Millbrook Press: 2015

ISBN Number: 1467716081

ISBN Number 13: 9781467716086

Binding: HARDCOVER

Jacket Condition: in Brand New jacket.

lbs: 0.94 lbs

Seller ID: 9781467716086N