What A Waste

Blog post by Maya Riches (guest author, age 10) on 01 May, 2019

Book Review: What A Waste by Jess French

This is a wonderful book that shows us what we’re doing wrong and how to change it. Jess tells us how much waste we are creating and throwing away - such as food waste, packaging and water bottles.
What A Waste, by Jess French

What A Waste, by Jess French

The book tells us what different things are made of and if we can recycle them. My school is recycling crisp packets and pens and I have started using bars of soap, shampoo and conditioner rather than bottles.

I have learnt that only 10% of waste comes from our homes and the other 90% from places such as factories, shops and building sites. This makes me think that companies need to do more as well as individuals. I have already written to some companies to ask them not to wrap their food in plastic.

Amazing fact: Only tiny amounts of gold are used in laptops and phones but between 2018 and 2078 we will have thrown away enough gold to build a solid gold Eiffel tower!

1 in 9 people in the world are going hungry while we waste one third of our food. I have a recipe book which helps you make things from out-of-date fruit and vegetables, such as banana bread and vegetable soup.

This book made me happy because even though it was about all the waste that gets thrown away it shows ways that we can change what we do. I would recommend it to any child who wants to change the world.
[Header image by Terry Whittaker/2020VISION]
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