One Plastic Bag (Library Binding)

Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books)

By Miranda Paul, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)

Millbrook Press (Tm), 9781467716086, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2015

List Price: 19.99*
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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.