Garbology

Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
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Audio (8.60 hours)
Product Number: Z100117608
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515928768
Narrator/s: Joe Barrett
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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.

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Author(s): Edward Humes
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016

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Author(s): Edward Humes
Narrator(s): Joe Barrett
Genre: Science
Product Number DD26416
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515908760
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Author(s): Edward Humes
Product Number EB00381636
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: #9781101580370

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