Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle
Anyone who’s interested in the waste cycle will have fun getting information out of this book. This fun, conversational book is chock full of colorful diagrams and cartoonish illustrations to make the world of waste come to life in an exciting and easy-to-understand style.
You’ll learn about the water cycle and how a water treatment plant works. The food cycle is also explained, and the book even speculates about how animal refuse can be converted into energy. Do you ever throw out old clothing? Find out how long it might take different fabrics to break down in the landfill. (Anywhere from 6 months to 1000 years!)
Everything else is covered, too: paper, plastic, metal, recycling, ocean waste, and even space waste!
A glossary provides definitions for words that may be new so you can get the most out of this fascinating book. If you’re inspired after reading this book, it also has an extensive section for more information which includes websites, further reading, videos, and articles to listen to. This is an outstanding book for classrooms and libraries, but it’s also a great selection for families to look through together. The information and ideas are relevant for all ages.
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|Author||Erica Fyvie • Bill Slavin, Illustrator|
|Page Count||64 pages|
|Publisher||Kids Can Press|
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