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What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet (Protect the Planet) (Hardcover)
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2021 Towner Award Nominee!— From West Woodland Book Fair 2021
In this informative book on recycling for children, you will find everything you need to know about our environment. The good, the bad and the incredibly innovative. From pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.
This educational book will teach young budding ecologists about how our actions affect planet Earth and the big impact we can make by the little things we do.
Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there is a floating mass of trash larger than the USA drifting around the Pacific Ocean?
It is not all bad news though. While this is a knowledge book that explains where we are going wrong, What a Waste also shows what we are getting right! Discover plans to save our seas. How countries are implementing green projects worldwide, and how to turn waste into something useful. The tiniest everyday changes can make all the difference to ensure our beautiful planet stays lush and teeming with life.
It is a lively kid’s educational book with fabulous illustrations and fun facts about the world broken into easy to digest bite-sized bits. Each page can be looked at in short bursts or longer reads for more detail, making it a great children’s book for a range of age groups.
Get Involved - Make A Difference!
Almost everything we do creates waste, from litter and leftovers to factory gases and old gadgets. Find out where it goes, how it affects our planet and what we can do to reduce the problem.
From how to make your home more energy and water efficient, to which items can be recycled and tips for grocery shopping, this book is packed full of ideas on how you can get involved to make our planet a better place to live.
This environment book for children has a wealth of ideas for becoming a planet-defending hero:
- Discover shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes
- Learn where about our Earth’s limited resources and how to take some pressure off
- Your trash is another man’s treasure
- Small changes to take your home from wasteful to super resource efficient
- Dive into saving our oceans and super recycling
- And much, much more
What a Waste is one of several nature books for kids written by Jess French, a passionate conservationist and veterinarian committed to protecting the beautiful world we live in.
About the Author
Dr Jess French is a qualified veterinarian, and is the presenter for the children's TV series "Minibeast Adventure with Jess" on CBeebies. Having spent much of her childhood surrounded by nature, Jess has an intense passion for the local and global environment, and for protecting the world we live in. She has travelled extensively and led challenges to raise money for children's charities, as well as volunteering in conservation projects with endangered animals. Jess has published a number of children's books covering a wide variety of natural history topics. This is her first book with DK.