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Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

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ISBN13: 9781583335239
ISBN10: 1583335234
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of Americas 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—whats 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 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.

About the Author

Edward Humes is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author whose eleven previous books include Force of Nature, Eco Barons, and the PEN Award–winning No Matter How Loud I Shout. He lives in Seal Beach, California.

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happycationisdaplace, July 16, 2013 (view all comments by happycationisdaplace)
THIS BOOK IS TRUE AND THE REASON THAT I CAN SAY THAT IS BECAUSE, I HAVE MADE TRASH INTO CASH. IF YOU ARE LIKE HOW I WAS AND IN NEED OF MONEY LIKE ALL OF US DO! DON'T GIVE UP! JUST KEEP ON CANNING AND YOU TOO WILL FIND A WAY TO MAKE MONEY. GET THIS BOOK AND APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE AND GOOD LUCK!1
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781583335239
Author:
Humes, Ed
Publisher:
Avery Publishing Group
Author:
Humes, Edward
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
General Travel
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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