Munch and the Funny Tummy

The recycling storybook written by Veolia employees

Munch and the Funny Tummy is a storybook written by Veolia employees Patrick Guihen and Alessandro Kenningale. 

Based in the fictional town of Greentown, the book is about Ricky and Rachel and their recycling truck called Munch. Together they make up the Greentown Recycling Team. The book teaches children about the importance of recycling and is aimed at Key Stage 1 (KS1 - 5-7 year olds).

The authors, Patrick and Sandro work on the commercial collection contract at Westminster and were inspired to write the book after years of collecting recycling from local schools. Through the book we hope to empower children’s natural curiosity about waste and champion the recycling team of tomorrow.

Veolia are proud to publish the book as an educational resource available to schools and sustainability education programmes. Individual copies of the book can be ordered directly here, while larger order enquiries can be made here or you can download the book on the link below.

Supporting educational materials

To underpin the lessons learnt in the book we have produced a supporting set of educational materials for KS1.

The literature includes a lesson plan, in-class story sheet, a PowerPoint and waste cards for in-class discussion. All of the materials are available for free can be downloaded below.


Get comfy and read along with Ruth from our Veolia Telford contract