One Plastic Bag : Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia
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.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 121 x 184 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
- 01 Feb 2015
- Lerner Publishing Group
- Minneapolis, United States
- Maps; Illustrations, color
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