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Best Recycling Books To Read

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.

Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books) (2005)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadWhat 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.
Author(s): Jen Green, Mike Gordon

Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade (2015)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadWhen 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.
Author(s): Adam Minter

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste (2019)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadMinimalism 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?
Author(s): Kathryn Kellogg

An Introduction to Literature (16th Edition) (2010)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadA 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.
Author(s): Sylvan Barnet, William E. Burto, et al.

Understanding Plastics Recycling: Economic, Ecological, and Technical Aspects of Plastic Waste Handling (2017)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadThis 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.
Author(s): Natalie Rudolph

Recycling (MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) (2019)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadIs 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.
Author(s): Finn Arne Jørgensen

Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids (1996)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadThis 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.
Author(s): Gail Gibbons

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) (2009)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadLearn 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!
Author(s): Alison Inches, Pete Whitehead

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) (2009)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadPeek 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.
Author(s): Alison Inches, Mark Chambers

The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books) (2007)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadAttractive 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.
Author(s): Nuria Roca, Rosa M. Curto

Not for me, please!: I choose to act green (2018)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadJoin 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.
Author(s): Maria Godsey, Christoph J Kellner

Garbage and Recycling: Environmental Facts and Experiments (Young Discoverers) (2002)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadExplaining 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.
Author(s): Rosie Harlow, Sally Morgan

Waste (2019)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadWaste 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.
Author(s): Kate O’Neill

Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime (National Geographic Kids) (2011)

 Best Recycling Books To ReadWhat 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.
Author(s): Ellen Kirk

Best Recycling Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some recycling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

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.

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