Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-use Plastics
by Jennie Romer
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Good information on the recycling process/stream. If your town supports curbside recycling, what happens to those items that go into your recycling bin? Are they really getting recycled? Are you sure what you’re adding is actually recycleable? You’ll want to check with your local waste management company to be sure, but this book does offer some guidelines about recycleables and suggestions for ways you can reduce the amount of garbage you/your household produces. There are also ways to become involved in pushing for and designing legislation concerning plastics, bags, packaging, and reuse of items. For anyone who is hoping to leave a lighter footprint on the Earth and wants the real scoop on the effectiveness of our recycling efforts. Published for adults, but may be of interest to environmentally conscious middle and high school teens as well.
Reviewed by YA Librarian