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The true story of a garbage barge that didn't have a place to dock. This was one of the events that led to the beginning of the recycling movement.
Designed to get kids thinking about the materials we use every day, where they come from, what we use them for and ways in which we can recycle and reuse them to help save our planet's natural resources.
From sourcing sustainable energy and reducing our carbon footprints through to creating recycling processes and community gardens that provide our growing urban populations with green space and food, find out exactly how and why 'eco works'.
All sorts of things can be recycled, and turned into something new. Did you know recycled drinks cans can be used to make cars, for example, or that old drinks bottles can be turned into fleece for jackets and coats?
Learn how to use cardboard tubes, craft sticks, plastic bottles and jugs, and snack packages in projects that demostrate scientific principles such as physics and chemistry.
Where does all the plastic waste go? Journey through the life cycle of plastic, how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do about it.
Learn about the problems that plastic is causing in the environment and discover ways to decrease the problem, including recycling, going plastic free, and volunteering to help collect plastic to be recycled.
How do plastics harm the environment and our health? Is there really a Great Pacific Garbage Patch? If so, can it be cleaned up?
Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it's not meant to be.
This series takes us on the journey a material takes when it is recycled, tracing its step-by-step route from when we finish with it, through the recycling process, to the new, recycled product.
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