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One Plastic Bag

Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

by Miranda Paul
Elizabeth Zunon

eBook

2 of 4 copies available

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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Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 1, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781467777155
  • Release date: February 1, 2015

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781467762991
  • File size: 30288 KB
  • Release date: February 1, 2015

2 of 4 copies available

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
PDF eBook
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS: 2.9
Interest Level: K-3(LG)

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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