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All that trash : the story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and our problem with stuff

Author: Meghan McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The true story of a garbage barge that didn't have a place to dock-- and was one of the events that led to the recycling movement."--Provided by publisher
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Literature
Juvenile works
History
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meghan McCarthy
ISBN: 9781481477529 1481477528
OCLC Number: 981907683
Notes: "A Paula Wiseman Book."
Target Audience: 800L
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and our problem with stuff
Responsibility: by Meghan McCarthy.
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"The true story of a garbage barge that didn't have a place to dock-- and was one of the events that led to the recycling movement."--Provided by publisher

Stinky. Smelly. And no one wanted it. One sunny afternoon in 1987, a garbage barge named the Mobro 4000 left a New York port to find a place to dump its icky contents. But from North Carolina to Alabama to Mississippi to Louisiana, the barge was turned away. And day to day it only got smellier. For months, 3,186 tons of trash at sea were turned away by port after port. Where would the barge go? All That Trash is the true story of the infamous Mobro 4000 garbage barge and how it became a national sensation and raised environmental awareness about the need to recycle. Award-winning author and illustrator Meghan McCarthy tells a true story about the journey of a smelly barge and how it changed the way most people see trash. -- From dust jacket.

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"McCarthy again tackles an unusual subject: a garbage barge that traveled for over 6,000 miles....Backmatter includes recycling project photos and recycling facts....this book will be most useful for Read more...

 
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