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Recycling plastic
Palmer, Joy.
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, [1990]

Physical Description:
29 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Discusses the environmental problems caused by the manufacture and disposal of plastic products and shows how the recycling of these products can reduce these threats.
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Advocating recycling, this series takes a pragmatic approach to the problems of waste disposal. Detailing the hazards of landfills and incinerators and explaining how the recycling of everyday items can reduce these environmental and health dangers, each book strives to encourage discussion and action and also includes suggestions for further activities and lists organizations to contact. Includes a glossary and an index..

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Gr. 4-6. Recycling is talked about in a general sense everywhere, but there is really not that much information on how specific substances are reclaimed and reused. What actually happens to all those bundles of newspapers and bags of aluminum cans? These four books provide interesting overviews of how paper, glass, metals, and plastics undergo various recycling processes to be put to new use. With environmental studies increasingly present in the curriculum, they should prove handy resources, and teachers may also find that the information nicely expands a lesson covered less thoroughly in a textbook. A brief glossary and lists of books, pamphlets (some free), and organizations related to recycling are appended. ~--Denise Wilms