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Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?
Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?

Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?

Read Think Recycle


Garbology Kids


40 Pages, 10 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $8.95 (US $8.95) (CA $10.95)

Publication Date: April 2011

ISBN 9780981243900

Rights: US & CA

Firewater Media Group (Apr 2011)

Price: $8.95


Winner, Mom's Choice Silver Award After their dog Bubbles chases after the recycling truck, Tiana and her family set off on a search to the Materials Recovery Facility, learning about recycling along the way. Exploring the MRF on their adventure, they see how papers, plastics, metals, and glass are collected, sorted, and baled, and then sent to be made into new products. Based on facts about the process of recycling in industrial countries, this book will help children understand the importance of recycling to save natural resources, as well as how they can take action in their own communities.


“The first in an intended series entitled Garbology Kids, Where Do Recycled Materials Go? takes the next step in educating children about the importance of recycling by explaining what actually happens after you put an item in the recycling bin. An educational resource for parents and teachers alike, the book will educate and entertain while also encouraging children to participate in all aspects of the recycling cycle.” —ForeWord Reviews

“Where do Recyclable Materials Go? is a very good addition to the group of books designed to increase awareness of the impact of our behaviour on the environment and the steps that can be taken by everyone, including students, to reduce that impact.” —CM Magazine

“The detailed illustrations and creative storyline of this cheery book clarify the many steps of waste management and recycling for children and families alike. It’s an important contribution to environmental education for young readers.” —Dr. Robin Nagle, anthropologist, New York University

“A great read with everything children and their parents need to know about what happens to their recyclables once they leave the curb.” —Christine McCoy, former board member, National Recycling Coalition

“Brings the recycling process to life with a lively story and colorful illustrations. It will appeal to children that want to understand how their recycling is dealt and its importance—and mum and dad may even learn a thing or two!” —Mike Webster, senior consultant, Waste Watch UK

“Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? is a cleverly-written, thought-provoking children's book that will help educate the younger generation to be environmentally-responsible in an entertaining way.” —Green Solutions Magazine

Author Biography

Sabbithry Persad is the author of Operation: Reuse It! and We Can Reduce: Precycle It! She lives in Orlando, Florida.