Kids vs. plastic : ditch the straw and find the pollution solution to bottles, bags, and other single-use plastics : how you can be a waste warrior!

by Beer, Julie (Children's author),

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Non-fiction NATURE J NAT
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens j 363.728 BEE
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 628.4 NAT
Location  Hampton Community Library
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 628.4 BEER
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 363.738 B39
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 363.738 B41
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 363.738 BEE 2020
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 363.7 N
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It's in your toothbrush ... your clothes ... your earbuds. Chances are, you're touching it right now. We're talking about plastic! Plastic is absolutely everywhere and in practically everything we touch, from pens to water bottles to sports equipment. And a lot of it is used once and then thrown away. Unfortunately, it takes a REALLY long time for plastic to break down and it can be harmful to our environment, especially wildlife. But why and when did we start using it in so much stuff? And how do we stop?
Discover shocking stats and surprising facts; inspirational interviews with National Geographic explorers and leading researchers who are working tirelessly to protect the planet; tons of simple suggestions for sustainable swaps; and more eco-friendly choices and smart action steps. This book answers all of your burning questions about plastic and offers tangible ways to get involved, reduce plastic use, and create a more plastic-free future!
Introduction: A plastic planet
Plastic 101
An ocean of plastic
Waste warriors
Paring down on plastic
Plastics repackaged
The end of the line: recycle!
Looking ahead.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Aimed at moving kids from complacency into action, this brightly illustrated book looks at the environmental problems created by plastics in our world, particularly its oceans, and suggests ways that kids can make a difference. At intervals, Beer profiles "Planet Protectors," adults and kids who have made a difference, such as Milo Cress, who started the nationwide Be Straw Free project a decade ago as a nine-year-old. Not completely antiplastic, the book includes a two-page spread pointing out some worthwhile uses of the material, such as airbags, bike helmets, and contact lenses. Among fun features, such as craft projects and "I Spy Plastic" photo challenges, is a personality quiz that pairs readers with marine animals they might like to support and explains why they're "a match." The last chapter introduces some promising, biodegradable materials that may replace plastics in some applications. Eye-catching photos and other colorful graphics dominate the pages, where paragraphs of text appear in rather small print. Though studded with interesting factoids and statistics, the book is better suited to browsers than students writing reports."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series National Geographic kids.
Subjects Plastic scrap -- Environmental aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Pollution prevention -- Juvenile literature.
Plastic marine debris -- Juvenile literature.
Plastics -- Environmental aspects.
Plastic scrap -- Environmental aspects.
Pollution prevention.
Publisher Washington, D.C :National Geographic,2020
Other Titles Kids versus plastic
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
ISBN 9781426339110
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