All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuffby Published 27 Feb 2018
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|Publisher||Simon Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books|
A garbage barge that can’t find a place to welcome it sparks a recycling movement in the United States.
Lowell Harrelson wanted to turn trash into methane gas so he rented a barge called Morbo 4000. His plan was to ship the garbage from New York to North Carolina, but as the barge floated down the coast, no state would let him dock because of smelly waste on board! The barge became a mockery and the butt of many jokes in the media. What started as an attempted business venture turned into quite the predicament for Mr. Harrelson.
Mobro 4000 roamed the seas for forty-five days and traveled a distance of 6,000 miles. While awaiting its fate, the trash floated in New York’s harbor, garnering much attention by onlookers. Green Peace activists put up a large banner across the barge that read, “NEXT TIME…TRY RECYCLING.”
Even though the garbage barge was a farce, the unintended consequence inspired America to find a new way to deal with its trash.
"All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff" Reviews
Interesting and well-told story about the 1987 Garbage Barge with a good environmental message. The storyline is a little beyond the picture book age kids, however. Great illustrations, complete with likenesses of some leading news anchors of the 80's. Poor Captain Duffy!
My kids and I loved this book - Meghan McCarthy is one of the best at telling true stories for kids and her illustrations are simply unique and fun.
This is billed as a picture book. But I just don't get why. The story is interesting for an older audience, but telling the true story of smelly garbage that had no place to go to children? I don't get it. And the illustrations were okay, but the mouths on the people were weird.
Prefer Here Comes the Garbage Barge, but like these illustration better. Will buy. I read almost all McCarthy's books to my second graders. Will edit bits as I read aloud to keep pacing. Love the Garbage facts on end pages.