Waste is a big problem for our planet. We have to find places to put all the waste we throw away, and we are running out of space. Besides, every time we throw something away, we waste precious materials. Waste is bad for the environment. It can harm and kill plants and animals, including humans.
About the Author
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.
Table of ContentsWhat is waste? -- Where does our waste go? -- What are the three Rs? -- Can we cut down on waste paper? -- Case study : paper for worms -- Can we recycle old cans? -- Can we use glass again? -- What can we do with old plastic? -- Case study : reusing eyeglasses -- Can we recycle plants? -- What else can we recycle? -- Fact file.