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One plastic bag: Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia

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Publisher:
Millbrook Press,
Pub. Date:
[2015]
Language:
English
Description

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.

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ISBN:
9781467716086
Reading Level:
LG
Level 2.9, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 570L
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Grouping Title one plastic bag isatou ceesay and the recycling women of the gambia
Grouping Author paul miranda
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-22 23:36:35PM
Last Indexed 2019-03-24 00:59:41AM

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subject_facet Ceesay, Isatou -- Juvenile literature, Plastic bag craft -- Africa, West -- Juvenile literature, Plastic bags -- Africa, West -- Juvenile literature, Pollution -- Africa, West -- Juvenile literature, Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- Africa, West -- Juvenile literature, Wolof (African people) -- Juvenile literature
title_display One plastic bag : Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia
title_full One plastic bag : Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia / Miranda Paul ; illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon
title_short One plastic bag :
title_sub Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia
topic_facet Ceesay, Isatou, Plastic bag craft, Plastic bags, Pollution, Recycling (Waste, etc.), Wolof (African people)