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This week, enter to win One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
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.
For more information on One Plastic Bag
, Isatou Ceesay, and the Gambia, visit oneplasticbag.com
. You can also purchase bags made of recycled plastic bags, find free teaching resources, and share your own story!
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We’ll announce the winner on Friday, February 13, so check the blog then to see if you’ve won!