While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Recycling books.
- A History of World Societies, Volume 1: To 1600 (2011)
- Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books) (2005)
- Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade (2015)
- 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste (2019)
- An Introduction to Literature (16th Edition) (2010)
- Understanding Plastics Recycling: Economic, Ecological, and Technical Aspects of Plastic Waste Handling (2017)
- Recycling (MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) (2019)
- Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids (1996)
- The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) (2009)
- The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) (2009)
- The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books) (2007)
- Not for me, please!: I choose to act green (2018)
- Garbage and Recycling: Environmental Facts and Experiments (Young Discoverers) (2002)
- Waste (2019)
- Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime (National Geographic Kids) (2011)
A History of World Societies, Volume 1: To 1600 (2011)
A History of World Societies introduces students to the global past through social history and the stories and voices of the people who lived it. Now published by Bedford/St.
Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books) (2005)
What if everybody threw away old bottles and newspapers, littering the world with glass and plastic and tin cans that should be recycled and made into new products? Mr. Jones is a teacher who sets a good example for kids by separating his trash for recycling. When he takes them on a class trip to a recycling plant they learn the value of recycling. Part of every child�s development involves asking questions.
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade (2015)
When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don’t want and turn it into something you can’t wait to buy.
101 Ways to Go Zero Waste (2019)
Minimalism meets DIY in an accessible guide to household waste reductionWe all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How?
An Introduction to Literature (16th Edition) (2010)
A market leader for more than 30 years, Barnet's Introduction to Literature continues to uphold the traditions that have made it a success— a rich blend of both classic and contemporary selections as well as Barnet’s signature “how-to” instruction on the elements of literature and the writing process.
Understanding Plastics Recycling: Economic, Ecological, and Technical Aspects of Plastic Waste Handling (2017)
This book shows the true and often-underestimated market potential of plastics recycling, with analysis from economic, ecological, and technical perspectives. It is aimed at both technical and non-technical readers, including decision makers in material suppliers, plastic product manufacturers, governmental agencies, educators, and anyone with a general interest in plastics recycling.
Recycling (MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) (2019)
Is there a point to recycling? Is recycling even good for the environment? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Finn Arne Jørgensen answers (drumroll, please): it depends. From a technical point of view, recycling is a series of processes―collecting, sorting, processing, manufacturing.
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids (1996)
This lively and informative book explains the process of recycling from start to finish. Recycle! focuses on five different types of rubbish: paper, glass, aluminium cans, plastic and polystyrene. This behind-the-scenes look at recycling offers fascinating facts and helpful tips for cleaning up our environment.All the answers about what happens to the trash we produce can be found in this informative nonfiction picture book by Gail Gibbons.
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) (2009)
Learn about recycling from a new perspective! Peek into this diary of a plastic bottle as it goes on a journey from the refinery plant, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into it’s new lifeas a fleece jacket!
The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) (2009)
Peek into this diary of an aluminum can as it goes on a journey from inside a bauxite rock, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a display on a bookshelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into its new life…as a baseball bat! This 8×8 paperback storybook is told from the point of view of an enthusiastic aluminum can.
The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books) (2007)
Attractive color illustrations and easy-to-follow text combine to present factual information that younger boys and girls will readily absorb and understand. The Three R�s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle is one in a series of four entertaining What Do You Know About? books, for very young children. It describes the ways in which kids and their families can avoid waste and be environmentally conscious.
Not for me, please!: I choose to act green (2018)
Join Luke on his journey to protect what he loves with this engaging children’s picture book about sustainability and acting green. After noticing the damage caused to the environment and animals due to trash and waste, Luke decides to take action. He believes he can have a big impact on the world around him and invites his readers to join him! Using his phrase, ‘Not for me, please!’ Luke role models how children can harness their inner super-hero and help protect the environment.
Garbage and Recycling: Environmental Facts and Experiments (Young Discoverers) (2002)
Explaining the difference between biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage, Young Discoverers: Garbage and Recycling by Rosie Harlow and Sally Morgan shows how glass, metal, and wool can be easily recycled. How Can I Help? boxes give suggestions for the young environmentalist who wants to recycle at home.
Waste is one of the planet’s last great resource frontiers. From furniture made from up-cycled wood to gold extracted from computer circuit boards, artisans and multinational corporations alike are finding ways to profit from waste while diverting materials from overcrowded landfills. Yet beyond these benefits, this “new” resource still poses serious risks to human health and the environment.
Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime (National Geographic Kids) (2011)
What is your human footprint? Well, it’s 13,056 pints of milk, 28,433 showers, 12,888 oranges, 14,518 candy bars, and $52,972 worth of clothes, all in one lifetime. Makes you want to step more lightly on the planet! Perfectly timed for Earth Day, this book doesn’t preach or judge, but simply shows kids—in an exciting, visual way—how humans interact with the environment and how we can lessen our impact.
Best Recycling Books to Read
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Hydrometallurgical Recycling of Lithium-Ion Battery Materials
Author(s): Joey Jung; Pang-Chieh Sui; Jiujun Zhang
ID: 3535595, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2023, Size: 21 Mb, Format: pdf
Recycling Technologies for Secondary Zn-Pb Resources
Author(s): Muammer Kaya
ID: 3624852, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 51 Mb, Format: pdf
New Directions in Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Recycling and Waste Minimization: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Patrick R. Taylor
Author(s): Ramana G. Reddy, Alexandra Anderson, Corby G. Anderson, Camille Fleuriault, Erik D. Spiller, Mark Strauss, Edgar E. Vidal, Mingming Zhang
ID: 3645846, Publisher: Springer-TMS, Year: 2023, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.