This book is the true story of a woman named Isatou Ceesay who took on the growing problem of trash in her village in Gambia. The trash littering the streets was killing goats (who ate plastic bags), causing malaria outbreaks and creating a terrible smell. Isatou decided she could no longer ignore this problem and gathered a group of women to recycle the trash and turn it into treasure.
You can learn more about her story by reading the beautiful children’s book, One Plastic Bag (pictured above) or by visiting oneplasticbag.com. Below there is a video where Isatou teaches you how to make your own purses out of plastic bags. This is a very important story to share with your children of all ages.
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