This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World

Publisher: Wren & Rook

There are some worrying realities in the world at the moment when it comes to the environment. Up to 90 per cent of sea birds have plastic in their guts; in the UK alone, we throw away 400,000 kilometres of non-recyclable wrapping paper just at Christmas, never mind the rest of the year; we also throw away more than 1.6 million tons of furniture and other bulky waste, most of which is burned or sent to landfill.

Thankfully, though, there are things we can all do to address some of these problems. From not flushing the toilet as many times to upcycling furniture, putting on washing machines and dishwashers at night to take advantage of green energy or putting out bird feeders, this readable gem is full of ideas for kids to take charge of their home’s impact on the environment. Every chapter is just a few pages long, so there’s lot of opportunity to dip in and out to get great ideas that can be put into use pretty easily.

This one is not just for kids – many adults would benefit from reading it, too! This Book is Not Rubbish would also be a great source text for school activities and environment clubs.

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