Bright pen-and-wash illustrations show children collecting and separating recyclable paper, glass, cans, and plastic and taking them to deposit points or putting them out for pickup. Gibbons urges elimination of non-biodegradable polystyrene products, which release dangerous CFCs when burned, and shoves a sanitary landfill and recycling plants where materials are crushed, melted, and reformed into useful products. The captioned panels and running text stress the need for reducing waste and saving natural resources. There are two pages of arresting statistics: ""Forty-three thousand tons of food is thrown out in the United States each day""; ""Fourteen billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year."" A concluding page lists things kids can do to make a difference. Printed on recycled paper. Attractive and timely, an excellent introduction.