Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash Author Edward Humes
ISBN-10 1583335234
ISBN-13 9781583335239
Year 2013-03-05
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Avery
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A Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of Americas biggest export our most prodigious product and our greatest legacy our trashThe 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 trashwhats 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 youve ever met the trash tracking detectives of MIT the bulldozer driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles Garbage Mountain landfill the artists residing in San Franciscos 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 changeand 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

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Garbology Author Edward Humes
ISBN-10 9781101580370
Release 2012-04-19
Pages 336


Garbology Author Edward Humes
ISBN-10 9781583335239
Release 2013
Pages 325


Garbology Author Edward Humes
ISBN-10 1583334343
Release 2012
Pages 277

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Gone Tomorrow Author Heather Rogers
ISBN-10 9781595585721
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 288