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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.
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
Publisher: Millbrook Press: 2015
ISBN Number: 1467716081
ISBN Number 13: 9781467716086
Jacket Condition: in Brand New jacket.
lbs: 0.94 lbs
Seller ID: 9781467716086N