Taming Plastic

  • Pages:48
  • Publisher:Book Publishing Company
  • Themes:Activism, Recycling, Solutions, Plastic Pollution
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  • Pub Date:03/25/2020
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Paperback
9781939053244
$14.95 USD
Plastic seems like a miraculous invention. You can make it into any shape, color or size, and it can be flexible or sturdy. Plastic also lasts forever—and that’s a big problem. It’s estimated that by 2050 there’ll be more pounds of plastic in our oceans than pounds of fish. Recycling programs are growing faster than the collected plastic can be processed, and not all plastic can be recycled. Learn about the creative solutions that visionary people across the planet are using to curb plastic waste. Become an Emergency Planetary Technician and find out what you can do every day to tame plastic.
“This colorfully illustrated book discusses the history of plastic, the types commonly produced today, and some of the problems they create. Whether kids are researching plastics for school reports or out of ecological concerns, they’ll find plenty of information, ideas, and examples here.”
– Booklist
“Bates’s comprehensive writing covers topics such as the life cycle of plastic, the different types of plastic and how they are made, its environmental impact, and a varied action plan to address plastic waste. This resource will enrich current issues or environmental sections and is recommended for middle school libraries.”
– School Library Journal
“An accessible and engaging introduction to the topic of plastics…Shows how the durability that made plastic so desirable is also what now endangers the planet…Hopeful in its descriptions of current ingenious efforts to remedy and address environmental problems caused by plastic.”
– School Library Connection
“Young readers ages 9-12 will learn about the creative solutions that visionary people across the planet are using to curb plastic waste. Kids can become an Emergency Planetary Technician and find out what they can do every day to tame plastic. Recommended for elementary- and middle-school Environmental Issues collections.”
– Children's Bookwatch