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Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

Popular Science
By: Edward Humes(Author)
336 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Avery Publishing
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In this narrative science book about trash, the author, a journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage. Trash is America's largest export. Individually, we make more than four pounds a day, sixty-four tons across a lifetime. We make so much of it that trash dominates America's place in the global economy, now the most prized product made in the United States. In 2010, China's number one export to the U.S. was computer equipment. America's two biggest exports were paper waste and scrap metal. Somehow, a country that once built things for the rest of the world has transformed itself into China's trash compactor. In Garbology the author reveals what this world of trash looks like, how we got here, and what some families, communities, and other countries are doing to find a way back from a world of waste.

Highlights include:
- Los Angeles's sixty-story garbage mountain, so big and bizarrely prominent that it has spawned its own climate, habitat, and tour business
- The waste trackers of MIT, whose "smart trash" has exposed the secret life and dirty death of what we throw away
- China's garbage queen, Zhang Yin, who started collecting scrap paper in the 1990s and turned it into a multibillion-dollar business exporting American trash to make Chinese products to sell back to Americans
- Artisan Bea Johnson, whose family has found that generating less waste has translated into more money, less debt, and more leisure time

As Wal-Mart aims for zero waste strategies and household recycling has become second nature, interest in trash has clearly reached new heights. From the quirky to the astounding, Garbology weighs in with remarkable true tales from the front lines of the war on waste.

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Popular Science
By: Edward Humes(Author)
336 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Avery Publishing
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