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Print and web resources for the American Chemical Society's celebration of Earth Day 2007: Recycling -- Chemistry Can!

Books and Video

Below are selected outstanding and recommended titles, many from the National Science Teachers Association. Descriptions are based in part on reviews from the NSTA web site.

Key: E = Elementary (K–5), I = Intermediate (6–8), HS = High School (9–12), C = College, G = General Public

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Garbage. (Bill Nye, the Science Guy). Available formats: VHS, DVD, 26 min. Disney, 1995. (E, I)
Garbage into Gold. Available formats: VHS, 25 min. Library Video, 1995. (I, HS)
Recycling. Blashfield, J. F., W. B. Black. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1991. 128 p. ISBN: 051605502X. (I, HS, G)
EcoArt!: Earth-Friendly Art and Craft Experiences for 3 to 9 Year-Olds. Carlson, L. M., L. T. Braren. (Kids Can Books). Nashville: Williamson Books, 1993. 160 p. ISBN: 9780913589687. (E)
Recycling Paper. Condon, J. (Waste Control). New York: F. Watts, 1990. 29 p. ISBN: 0531140784. (E, I)
Recycling Glass. Condon, J. (Waste Control). New York: F. Watts, 1991. 29 p. ISBN: 0531140776. (E, I)
Garbage and Recycling: Opposing Viewpoints. Cothran, H. San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2003. 218 p. ISBN: 0737712295. (I, HS, C, G)
How on Earth Do We Recycle Plastic? D’Amato, J., L. S. Carter. Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press, 1992. 64 p. ISBN: 1562941437. (E)
How on Earth Do We Recycle Paper? Fletcher, H. J., et al. Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press, 1992. 64 p. ISBN: 1562941402. (E)
Cartons, Cans, and Orange Peels: Where Does Your Garbage Go? Foster, J. New York: Clarion Books, 1991. 64 p. ISBN: 0395564360. (E, I)
Garbage and Recycling. Gay, K. (Issues in Focus). Hillside, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1991. 128 p. ISBN: 0894903217. (I, HS)
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids. Gibbons, G. Boston: Little, Brown, 1992. (unpaged) ISBN: 0316309710. (E)
Recycling: Learning the Four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover. Gutnik, M. J. (Better Earth series). Hillside, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1993. 104 p. ISBN: 0894903993. (I, HS)
Follow That Trash!: All About Recycling. Jacobs, F., M. Smith. (All Aboard Reading). New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1996. 47 p. ISBN: 0448416018. (E)
How on Earth Do We Recycle Metal? Kouhoupt, R., D. Marti, A. Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press, 1992. 64 p. ISBN: 1562941429. (E)
The McGraw-Hill Recycling Handbook. Lund, H. F. New York ; London: McGraw-Hill, 2001. 2 volume set, ISBN: 007039096; ISBN: 8448107500 (Spanish edition). (HS, C, G)
Caring for the Earth: Let’s Recycle!. Mackenzie, A. L. Manheto, MN: Capstone Press, 2007. 24 pp. ISBN: 0736863230. (E)
Recycled Crafts Box: Sock Puppets, Cardboard Castles, Bottle Bugs & 37 More Earth-Friendly Projects & Activities You Can Create. Martin, L. C. North Adams, MA: Storey Kids, 2003. 88 p. ISBN: 1580175228. (E, I)
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Recycle. Montez, M. Berkeley, CA: Earth Works Press, 1994. 144 p. ISBN: 1879682001. (E, I)
Recycling. Nardo, D. (Our Endangered Planet). San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, 1992. 96 p. ISBN: 1560061359. (I, HS)
Recycling Metal. Palmer, J. (Waste Control). New York: F. Watts, 1990. 29 p. ISBN: 0531141187. (E, I)
Recycling Plastic. Palmer, J. (Waste Control). New York: F. Watts, 1990. 29 p. ISBN: 0531141195. (E, I)
Waste, Recycling, and Re-Use. Parker, S. (Protecting Our Planet). Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1998. 48 p. ISBN: 0817249400. (E)
How on Earth Do We Recycle Glass? Rott, J. R., S. Groves, A. Seiden. Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press, 1992. 64 p. ISBN: 1562941410. (E)
Here Comes the Recycling Truck! Seltzer, M. Morton Grove, Ill.: A. Whitman, 1992. (unpaged) ISBN: 0807532355. (E)
Earth-Friendly Crafts for Kids: 50 Awesome Things to Make with Recycled Stuff. Smith, H., J. Rhatigan. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2002. 144 pp. ISBN: 1579903401. (I, HS)
Recycling. Stefoff, R. (Earth at Risk). New York: Chelsea House, 1991. 127 p. ISBN: 0791015734. (HS, C)
Recycle Every Day! Wallace, N. E. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2003. 32 p. ISBN: 0761451498. (E)
Recycled Paper: From Start to Finish. Woods, S. G., G. Zucker. Woodbridge, Conn.: Blackbirch Press, 2000. 32 p. ISBN: 1567113958. (E)
The Rotten Truth. Yu, S., M. Efron, O. Hoffman et al. (3-2-1 CONTACT). Available in: VHS, 30 min. Wings for Learning; Distributed by Sunburst Communications, 1991. (I)