Here's My Question: Where Does My Garbage Go?
A fun film to teach kids about waste and recycling.
Directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer
Produced by Middlemarch Productions
Drawings by Ed Koren
Music by Paul Jacobs, Sarah Durkee, and Christopher Cerf
Executive Producer: Greg MacArthur, Southpaw Productions
We all throw out an average of 6 lbs. of garbage every day. Where does it all go? This film takes us on two fascinating trips -- to the landfill with our regular garbage, and to the recycling plant with our newspapers, cans, glass and plastic. Along the way, a plastic milk jug takes a mysterious detour with a surprising result.
"A great introduction to the garbage process." Booklist
Children lead the way and provide commentary, along with New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren's "furry creature," who gives us the facts. Award-winning Sesame Street songwriters provide the catchy music and lyrics.
Grade Level: K-5
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-446-X
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-819-7
"A lively video that has plenty of big machines to catch the eye. At the same time, the bouncy original music, occasional camera tricks, and brisk pacing will keep viewers both interested and informed."
School Library Journal
"Catchy tunes, quirky rewind images, and the presence of excited youngsters make this a great introduction to the garbage process."
"A superb...documentary teaching young viewers about the processes of waste management and recycling."
Midwest Book Review
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Awards and Festivals
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Platinum Award
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Burbank International Children's Film Festival
East Lansing Children's Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
FICA, Goiás - Brazil
American Conservation Film Festival, Shepherdstown, WV
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Children's Stories: Live Action