Blog Tour: Guest Post – Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? by Sabbithry Persad

Welcome back Author Sabbithy Persad!
Sabbithry has been writing stories and poems since she was a child growing up on the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. She won her first award at the age of fourteen in her high school’s Language Arts Showcase. Her childhood was filled with many siblings, several pets and farm animals, and countless well-read, entertaining books from literature and scientific magazines to comic books and encyclopedias.

Now, after a number of years as a professional writer, Sabbithry Persad shares her enthusiasm for reading and writing through publishing and authoring books. Persad’s debut children’s book is Garbology Kids Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?

10 Ways to Recycle with Children…
by Sabbithry Persad
There are many lessons children learn from recycling and volunteering. These activities build character and good habits that help to build a sustainable society and a healthier environment. They help build leaders, who feel great knowing that they are helping the community, the environment, and the future of the planet.

1. Put on a scavenger hunt with the different recyclable material types: plastic, glass, metal (aluminum and steel), and paper. Then show kids how to identify and separate them.
2. Make recycling a fun family activity by reusing unwanted items, donating them, hosting a yard sale or making something new from them, like arts and crafts.
3. Clean up and beautify the community by volunteering for city or school recycle events.
4. Start a fundraising campaign/program. Collect aluminum cans and other materials then sell them to a reseller in your area.
5. Start a new game to learn the seven types of plastic. Make a sign with the plastic symbols and test each other to see who remembers them all.
6. Have family story time. Read Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? and use the lesson plan and activities at the back of the book to learn together.
7. Get together with neighbors and put on a recycle play for the community. You can also video tape it.
8. Start a recycle race or event with neighbors to see who can recycle the most items.
9. Visit a MURF (Materials Recovery Facility or Recycle Center) in your community.
10. Play a word game with kids where they try to make as many words as they can from the words “recyclable materials.”

Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?
Follow Bubbles and the recycling truck … to the MURF. The Materials Recovery Facility! Find out how papers, plastics, metals and glass are collected, sorted and baled to be made into new products.

From the founder of Green Solutions Magazine comes the cheery series with kids who investigate waste and clean up their community. In “Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?,” Tiana learns about recycling while she and her family searches for their dog Bubbles who had chased after the recycle truck. On their adventure, they explore the MURF—the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) where they see how recyclable materials are sorted and baled for manufacturing. Based on facts about the process of recycling in industrial countries, this book helps children understand the importance of recycling to save natural resources and much more.

In “Where Do Recyclables Materials Go?,” you will learn:

– how recyclable materials are collected
– how recyclable materials are diverted from landfills
– how recycling saves resources, energy and money
– how to identify solutions for waste disposal through practical exercises
– how to take action through hands-on activities

Colorful illustrations and diagrams complement the story of Tiana, Peter and Bubbles (their dog).

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