They know that recycling is important because it saves the environment and keeps out landfills from becoming too full. The aspect of recycling that lack is the why of recycling. Why does recycling a plastic bottle save the environment.
In The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling, a plastic bottle is followed from the very beginning to the very end. Children can see how they begin at a refinery where the plastic is created to the manufacturing plant where the bottle is created. They move on to the grocery store shelve, you house and the garbage can to a recycling plant. The finals journey is the bottle is transformed into part of a new fleece jacket for people to wear and stay warm.
Children can see how these bottles are created and how recycling allows them to be used for better things. The bottle no longer becomes an abstract concept on a piece of paper because they can see how the bottles that they drink from can eventually become the very clothes they are wearing. This book is a great way for children to learn not only the importance of recycling, but also what can be made from recycled goods.