Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.
This environmental book will teach young ecologists about how our actions affect planet Earth. Discover shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes. Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there's a floating mass of garbage twice the size of Texas drifting around the Pacific Ocean?
It's not all bad news though. As well as explaining where we're going wrong, What a Waste shows what we're doing right! Discover plans already in motion to save our seas, how countries are implementing schemes that are having a positive impact, and how your waste can be turned into something useful. Every small change helps our planet!
Dr Jess French is a qualified veterinarian, and is the presenter for the children's TV series "Minibeast Adventure with Jess" on CBeebies. Having spent much of her childhood surrounded by nature, Jess has an intense passion for the local and global environment, and for protecting the world we live in. She has travelled extensively and led challenges to raise money for children's charities, as well as volunteering in conservation projects with endangered animals. Jess has published a number of children's books covering a wide variety of natural history topics. This is her first book with DK.