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One Plastic Bag - Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Miranda Paul

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Publisher: Lerner

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Summary

The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community.Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change.Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world.
Duration: 15 minutes (00:14:32)
Publishing date: 2020-01-01; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2015. Copyright Statment: —