Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash: The author takes us on a journey inside
the secret world of our biggest export, our trash. It’s the biggest thing we make: The average American is on
track to produce a whopping 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime, $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled
to the curb each year, more than that produced by any other people in the world. But that trash doesn’t just
magically disappear; our bins are merely the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly
journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. Garbology digs through our
epic piles of trash to reveal not just what we throw away, but who we are and where our society is headed.
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
Publisher: Avery (April 19, 2012)
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