A fictionalized account of real events that occurred in 1987, this story will convince young readers to take their recycling efforts more seriously. This hilarious book subtly drives home the message that we can’t produce unlimited trash without consequences. In 1987, before everyone recycled, the town of Islip, NY had nowhere to put tons of garbage, so they sent it on a barge which circled the U.S., Mexico and Belize with nowhere to dock.