Written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
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Overview: I n the book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, we read about women who took trash that was polluting their neighborhood and made it into jewelry and other items to sell. Isatou saw a problem in her community and took the initiative to turn the problem into something beautiful that also made her money for her family. Taking trash and making it into something new and creative is called “upcycling” and is a great way to reuse materials. In this activity, we will make jewelry out of plastic bags!
Duration: 45 minutes (for staff: 5-minute pre-activity setup, 15-minute prep)
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