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Rubbish

Series: DK find out!

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241481073

Publication Date: 12 Jul 2021

Subject: Social sciences

Suitable for: Primary (Year 5, Year 6)

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Discover the key facts about waste and how we can produce less to help protect our planet.

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Summary

Discover the key facts about waste and how we can produce less to help protect our planet.

Waste management is an issue humans have encountered throughout history. We can learn a lot about the past by looking at rubbish that was buried in early rubbish dumps, called middens. This book covers the different types of garbage, how it is dealt with, and the problems that occur because of rubbish.
This is a timely entry into the award-winning DKfindout! series. It highlights some of the key global concerns, such as space waste, the problem of plastic, growing landfills, and fast fashion. It also looks at what is being done worldwide to help manage waste better, from renewable energy to eco homes.
Positive suggestions are made for trying eco-friendly swaps for single-use plastic items, wasting less food, and converting trash into treasure. This book is thought-provoking as it gets the reader to ask themselves if they really need to purchase an item and if they do buy something, to consider where it will end up after it's been used. A key way to prevent creating trash is to avoid consuming so much.

NOTE : There is holographic spot-foiling on the front cover.

Contents

What is rubbish?
What's hidden in a midden?
Trash or treasure?
Where does rubbish come from?
Household waste
Electronic waste
Where does waste go?
Water waste
Where does our poo go?
Hazardous waste
Space junk
What to wear
The problem of plastic
Save the seas
Large landfills
Using up Earth's resources
Problem of pollution
The greenhouse gas gang
Renewable energy
Do I really need this?
Art made form rubbish
Zero-waste kitchen
Making soil from scraps
Energy-efficient homes
Out-of-trash thinking
Meet the expert
Facts and figures
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements

Category
JNF
Subject
Social sciences
Dewey
363.728
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Full colour illus and photos thr
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Pub. date
12 Jul 2021
Edition
Original
ISBN
9780241481073
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
68
Width
183mm
Height
235mm
Weight
310g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
Glossary
Yes
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