I read a great book recently called Recycled, by Sandy McKay. What’s really good about it is that it tells you all kinds of interesting facts about the environment. For example, did you know that:
- Recycling aluminium cans uses 95% less energy than making new ones…?
- There are 500 million cars on this planet…? Yuk, think about all that pollution!
- Fifty acres of rainforest are destroyed every minute (I wonder what happens to all the animals that live there?)…?
- More than one billion trees are cut down every year to make disposable nappies…?
- Each year most families throw away 1.5 tonnes of rubbish (that’s the same weight as half an elephant!)…?
If you want to find out how you can help the planet check out www.ecokids.co.nz