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Here Comes the Garbage Barge

Title: Here Comes the Garbage Barge
Author: Jonah Winter
Illustrator: Red Nose Studio
Publisher: Random House (2010)
ISBN: 9780375852183
 
Based on true events before recycling was standard. A New York town disposes of their rubbish on a barge but as the boat proceeds down the coast every port refuses to accept the cargo. “For a whole summer, Cap’n Duffy and his little tugboat tugged the garbage around New York…As the summer days got hotter, the garbage grew beyond stinky. Someone had to take it – they just had to.” Finally, the garbage barge disposes of its smelly load back in New York after 162 days.

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