Thursday, March 12, 2020

Review of "Where Does the Garbage Go?" By Paul Showers

Review of

Where Does the Garbage Go? By Paul Showers ISBN 9780064451147

Five out of five stars

 To children and unfortunately many adults as well, there is no analytical thought when something is thrown in the garbage. There is the belief that it simply goes away with no consequences. Yet, something must be done with it and while all of it can be considered a pollutant, some of it is toxic.

 The purpose of this book is to explain to children that there are consequences to tossing something away. Many items can in fact be recycled, saving landfill space and requiring less extraction of resources from the Earth. The descriptions are very well done and are written at the level of the second grader. I strongly recommended this book as a primer for children as humans face existential threats of climate change and the depletion of natural resources.

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