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One Plastic Bag

Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

by Miranda Paul Author · Elizabeth Zunon Illustrator

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:
Millbrook Press ™
Publication Date:
2015

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe PDF eBook 28.8 MB

Miranda Paul (Author)

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including One Plastic Bag and Water Is Water, both Junior Library Guild selections. Miranda is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and serves as its mentorshi...

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