One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of The Gambia
Miranda Paul (A) and Elizabeth Zunon (ILT)
List Price:$19.99 (Hardcover - Gambia / Recycling / Building Economy - 2015)
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. (32 pgs) Ages 4-8Grade Level: 1 - 2
Lexile Measure: AD480L
Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.2 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces