Trash Revolution: Breaking The Waste Cycle by Erica FyvieTrash Revolution: Breaking The Waste Cycle by Erica Fyvie

Trash Revolution: Breaking The Waste Cycle

byErica FyvieIllustratorBill Slavin

Hardcover | April 3, 2018

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All the ?stuff? that surrounds us has a life cycle: materials are harvested, the stuff is made and distributed, it's consumed and then it gets trashed or recycled. Using the typical contents of a child's school backpack (defined as water, food, clothing, paper, plastic, metals, electronics), this book explores those stages in detail, including lots of ways to reduce, reuse or recycle waste along the way. Children will gain new insight into the routine decisions they make about their own consuming and trashing or recycling practices. For example: How long does it take for a cotton T-shirt to decompose in a landfill? Can a bike helmet be made from recyclable materials? Which is better for the Earth, wrapping a sandwich in aluminum foil or plastic? By learning to use critical thinking skills to make informed choices, children will feel empowered by the important, constructive role they can play in the future health of the planet.

Author Erica Fyvie has found a way to use everyday objects to speak directly to children's curiosity and their desire to make a difference. With infographics, short subsections, sidebars and charts, the information presented is engaging and accessible. Playful illustrations by award-winning illustrator Bill Slavin help make complex subjects easier to understand, while keeping the tone friendly. From energy to climate, innovations to sustainability, this all-encompassing look at a timely topic is the perfect go-to resource for elementary science and social studies classrooms. Includes a glossary, resources, bibliography and index.
Erica Fyvie has worked as an academic editor and writer, and has written for magazines and blogs. Breaking the Waste Cycle is her first book for children. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed ...
Title:Trash Revolution: Breaking The Waste CycleFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:64 pages, 11.5 × 9 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:11.5 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771380780

ISBN - 13:9781771380782

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book for schools and families This book is a fantastic resource for all junior and middle school kids- and is a great reference book for older kids too. The author's attention to detail is impressive, packing a lot of information into concise descriptions of the life cycle of goods and resources using examples of items found in every child's school bag. It's a brilliant way to simplify and demonstrate challenges around our consumption of food, water, consumer goods like clothes and electronics; paper and plastics. Equally impressive are the pro-con lists for each example that brilliantly capture the complexity of issues. A great starting point for classroom or family discussion. The illustrations are very well done and integrated perfectly with content. I hope every school buys a copy and uses it as a teaching aid. If so, there may be hope for our future!
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! My family loved this book! Often educational books for children are too simple or too textbook – this book finds the right balance – packed with concise information that is fun to read for both children and adults. We are now so much more mindful of the impact our choices make on the world around us and feel more empowered to make better decisions in the future.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from superb! this book is so awesome! i loved how clean, organized and easy-to-understand the text is. i learned so much! not only that, but the illustrations are so visually pleasing and fit right in. i would definitely recommend this book, not only for purely academical purposes, but if you're just curious about waste. so glad i read it!
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book is so well done. Fun, informative, memorable. An excellent book for children interested in the environment and how things work.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helping the Planet stay Green What is waste and where does it all come from? This book is filled with great visuals and well-structured information on everyday items such as water, food, clothing paper, plastic, metals and electronics that work their way into the trash. More importantly it suggests how we can play a constructive role by making good choices. This would be a great addition to school libraries and classrooms studying the environment and recycling.
Date published: 2018-03-09