One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
by Paul Miranda
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.
The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change.
Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person’s actions really can make a difference in our world. PLEASE NOTE: This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability. If in stock, we will ship in approximately 15 BUSINESS DAYS, or if not, we will contact you.