One Plastic Bag

  • 8th May, 2022 at 5:42pm

We have been reading the book One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul.

It tells a story of a woman called Isatou Ceesay from The Gambia. She saw that plastic pollution was beginning to become a problem in her village. She decided, with the help of others to do something about it!

Isatou and the ‘Recycling women of The Gambia’ started collecting plastic bags from the streets, washing them, cutting them into strips – making ‘plarn’ (plastic yarn). They then crocheted them into purses and bags, which were sold.

Change began, the village became cleaner and the women were making money for their families.

Recycling Our Plastic Bags

Year One collected plastic bags that were no longer needed. They cut them into strips, made plarn then plaited the plarn to make skipping ropes. We had lots of fun and the skipping ropes are being to make our playtimes more fun!

Click Play to to see if our skipping ropes work!

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