Follow Bubbles and the recycling truck ... to the MURF! The Materials Recovery Facility! Find out how papers, plastics, metals and glass are collected, sorted and baled for manufacturing (quoted from the Garbology Kids's site)
Where did you get your idea to write “Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? (Garbology Kids™)”
I get my ideas from everywhere. For this book, I got the idea when I read an article called “Talking Trash: The World’s Waste Management Problem” by Matt Kallman of the World Resources Institute. I wanted to make a difference for our future so I thought kids would be the best place to start because they are our future. So I decided to write a book for my nieces and nephews, which turned into this Garbology Kids™ Series.
Why do you like writing books?
I love to express creative ideas. I love doing research and learning new things. I love science. And I love to share information with people. All of these things are the reasons why I love writing books.
How does your book differ from other books on recycling?
I read many of the other books about recycling and found that they all try to put everything about the three R’s—reduce, reuse, recycle—into one book. What I noticed is that these books often left key pieces of information out and I wanted to be able to capture those to give children the full picture.
What makes your book one people should buy?
The first and foremost benefit of this book is helping in a small way to build a sustainable world. It does this by teaching kids (and adults) in a fun and entertaining way the importance of recycling in the larger structure of waste management. The book can also be used as a tool for teachers to educate children about the environment, since this is something more and more people care about.
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Thanks to Mundie Kids for hosting me today!
You can find out more about the book here and on Amazon here. You can also read my review here.
Here's a little bit about the author-
Sabbithry Persad is the creator of Garbology Kids™ and author of Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? She is the founder and executive managing editor of Green Solutions Magazine and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Toronto.
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