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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage

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Eat a take-out meal, buy a pair of shoes, or read a newspaper, and you're soon faced with a bewildering amount of garbage. The United States is the planet's number-one producer of trash. Each American throws out 4.5 pounds daily. But garbage is also a global problem; the Pacific Ocean is today six times more abundant with plastic waste than zooplankton. 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.

Said to "read like a thriller" (Library Journal), Gone Tomorrow excavates the history of rubbish handling from the 1800s to the present, pinpointing the roots of today's waste-addicted society. With a "lively authorial voice" (New York Press), Rogers draws connections between modern industrial production, consumer culture, and our throwaway lifestyle. She also investigates controversial topics like the politics of recycling and the export of trash to poor countries, while offering a potent argument for change.

Table of Contents

The "waste stream" — Rubbish past — Rationalized waste — Technological fix: the sanitary landfill — The golden age of waste — Spaceship earth: waste and environmentalism — Recycling: the politics of containment — The corporatization of garbage — Green by any means.

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ISBN:
9781595585721
Subtitle:
The Hidden Life of Garbage
Publisher:
New Press
Author:
Rogers, Heather
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Publication Date:
20060901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Waste Management
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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