One Plastic Bag

One Plastic Bag : Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

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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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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 228.6 x 271.78 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Lerner Publishing Group
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, color
  • 1467716081
  • 9781467716086
  • 5,562

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