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A practical information book which looks at the perils of making too much waste, what needs to be done about it globally, and how to help on a personal level. Answers questions such as: “Why not bury rubbish?”, “What do the recycling symbols mean?”, and “Where does recycling go?” Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more. Taking responsibility for the environment is now part of the UK National Curriculum for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

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Key Stage
Library edition hardback
ISBN: 9781409599647
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 225 x 150mm
Susan Meredith
Christyan Fox

Press reviews

“I’d be genuinely surprised if this book was not on primary school shelves all around the country. Based on the high quality content, ease of reading, precision of detail, delightful illustrations and the usefulness of this book, I’m going to score Why Should I Recycle? a 9/10”


Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites with video clips and activities to find out more about the problems with waste including plastic in the oceans and climate change, see how materials are recycled and turned into new products, and discover how you can help.

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