Consumer Nation: The True Cost of Toys

Author: Mary Colson
Publisher: Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Category: Natural History Books for Children, The Environment
Age Group: 12-17
Book Format: Paperback

Who makes the toys children play with every day in school and at home? What are the working conditions like for people who form part of the supply chain for the world's toy industry? This book looks at the impact our purchase of toys has on our lives and on the environment and asks how we can improve our lives and those of others with the things we buy.

Table Of Contents
1: The truth behind toys

2: Toy world map

3: Global trade

4: Supply and demand

5: Quality control?

6: The blame game

7: What is fair trade?

8: Dream factories?

9: Child's play?

10: Toys, trafficking and desperation

11: Assembly lines and overtime

12: Toys and toxins

13: The rubber tapping trade

14: Chemicals and cotton

15: Caution: this toy may harm your health!

16: Waste matters

17: Healthy play

18: Making changes

19: A childhood for everyone?

20: Fair play

21: Shop to change the world

22: Glossary

23: Index
About Mary Colson
Mary Colson has written and edited books for children and young adults.


SKU BK-9780750283458
Barcode # 9780750283458
Brand Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Artist / Author Mary Colson
Shipping Weight 0.1800kg
Shipping Width 0.163m
Shipping Height 0.007m
Shipping Length 0.250m

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