Garbology Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash

Author: Edward Humes
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: 1583335234
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of America’s biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash


The average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year. But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century.

In Garbology, Edward Humes investigates trash—what’s in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity. Along the way , he introduces a collection of garbage denizens unlike anyone you’ve ever met: the trash-tracking detectives of MIT, the bulldozer-driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles’ Garbage Mountain landfill, the artists residing in San Francisco’s dump, and the family whose annual trash output fills not a dumpster or a trash can, but a single mason jar.

Garbology reveals not just what we throw away, but who we are and where our society is headed. Waste is the one environmental and economic harm that ordinary working Americans have the power to change—and prosper in the process.

Garbology is raising awareness of trash consumption and is sparking community-wide action through One City One Book programs around the country.
It is becoming an increasingly popular addition to high school and college syllabi and is being adopted by many colleges and universities for First Year Experience programs.

Garbology Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash

Author: Edward Humes
Publisher: Tantor Audio
ISBN: 1515958760
Size: 78.25 MB
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The average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year. But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. In Garbology, Edward Humes investigates trash-what's in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity. Along the way, he introduces a collection of garbage denizens unlike anyone you've ever met: the trash-tracking detectives of MIT, the bulldozer-driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles's Garbage Mountain landfill, the artists residing in San Francisco's dump, and the family whose annual trash output fills not a dumpster or a trash can but a single mason jar. Garbology reveals not just what we throw away but who we are and where our society is headed. Waste is the one environmental and economic harm that ordinary working Americans have the power to change-and prosper in the process.

Garbology

Author: Edward Humes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101580372
Size: 80.33 MB
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In Garbology, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edward Humes investigates the trail of that 102 tons of trash—what’s in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even ...

Garbology

Author: Edward Humes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583335234
Size: 36.55 MB
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The author identifies trash as America's largest export, discussing how the nation reached current garbage levels while explaining what families, communities, and countries are doing to reverse waste trends.

Garbology

Author: Edward Humes
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781583334348
Size: 16.21 MB
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Matter How Loud I Shout identifies trash as America's largest export, discussing how the nation reached current garbage levels while explaining what families, communities and countries are doing to ...

Junkyard Planet

Author: Adam Minter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608197921
Size: 11.15 MB
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In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter-veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner-travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, 500-billion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment.

Waste And Want

Author: Susan Strasser
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466872284
Size: 23.49 MB
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Lively and colorful, Waste and Want recaptures a hidden part of our social history, vividly illustrating that what counts as trash depends on who's counting, and that what we throw away defines us as much as what we keep.

Gone Tomorrow

Author: Heather Rogers
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595585729
Size: 29.84 MB
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How did we end up with this much rubbish, and where does it all go? Journalist and filmmaker Heather Rogers answers these questions by taking readers on a grisly, oddly fascinating tour through the underworld of garbage.

Rubbish

Author: William L. Rathje
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816521432
Size: 80.87 MB
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Rubbish! is their witty and erudite investigation into all aspects of the phenomenon of garbage. Rathje and Murphy show what the study of garbage tells us about a population's demographics and buying habits.

Garbage Land

Author: Elizabeth Royte
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 9780316141819
Size: 77.33 MB
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- In the vein of Stiff, Nickel and Dimed, and Fast Food Nation, GARBAGE LAND takes us behind the scenes and into the corners of our own lives, revealing the fantastic truth behind what we've taken for granted or never even thought about.

Recycling Reconsidered

Author: Samantha MacBride
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262297663
Size: 52.15 MB
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But, as Samantha MacBride points out in this book, the goals of recycling -- saving the earth (and trees), conserving resources, and greening the economy -- are still far from being realized.

The Zero Waste Solution

Author: Paul Connett
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584897
Size: 78.18 MB
Format: PDF
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Shows activists, planners, and entrepreneurs how to reenvision a community's waste-handling process by consuming less, turning organic waste into compost, recycling, reusing, and demanding nonwasteful product design.