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Trash talkin'

Junkyard Planet
Junkyard Planet Travels in the Billion-dollar Trash Trade By Minter, Adam (Book - 2013 ) 338.4 M667j 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 11 copies

Annotation:Minter grew up as the son of a scrap dealer in Minneapolis, and he knows for a fact that there’s big money to be made in what American consumers and industries throw away. What's that old adage? One man's trash is another man's treasure.

The Big Necessity
The Big Necessity The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters By George, Rose (Book - 2008 ) 363.72 G348b 2008 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Did you know that even in the U.S. almost 2 million people have no access to an indoor toilet? Me neither. And it’s not only in developing countries that human waste is a major public health threat. Disease spread by waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Yet we rarely, if ever, talk about it.

Gone Tomorrow
Gone Tomorrow The Hidden Life of Garbage By Rogers, Heather (Book - 2005 ) 363.7285 R726g 2005 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Americans produce the most waste of any culture on earth. Where does our trash actually go when it leaves our curb? The conclusion--garbage never really goes away.

Visit Sunny Chernobyl
Visit Sunny Chernobyl And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places By Blackwell, Andrew (Book - 2012 ) 363.73 B6321v 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book is on a number of my lists because I love it so. It is on this list for the chapter on the recycling industry in China. You know all those old computer parts and cell phones you've taken somewhere other than a landfill? Quite often they're shipped to China for them to deal with. Why China? Follow the money.

Garbage Land
Garbage Land On the Secret Trail of Trash By Royte, Elizabeth (Book - 2005 ) 363.7285 R892g 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:What happens when that week-old burrito hits the bottom of your trash can? With a bit of the flavor of 'Fast Food Nation', Royte covers it all, from why garbage smells so bad, to the various recyclers who help along the way, the paper, aluminum, and plastic people. She makes every effort to be accountable for the waste she produces and the waste that she tries to divert, including her own human waste. She follows it ALL.

Garbology
Garbology Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash By Humes, Edward (Book - 2012 ) 628.440973 H922g 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3 on 6 copies

Annotation:Humes becomes a trash detective--what’s in it, how much we pay for it, how we manage to create so much of it--102 tons per person in their lifetime-- and how we might even prosper from it, even as average working Americans.

Garbage Warrior
Garbage Warrior (DVD - 2007 ) DVD 338.927 GARBAGE Available in some locations

Annotation:The tale of maverick architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing. An amazing story of the little guy triumphing over bureaucracy while pursuing his dream of changing the way the world builds. [Language alert for younger viewers. ]

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Rubbish. Trash. Refuse. Litter. Junk. Scrap. Waste. Garbage. Not to mention all the recycling and food debris we put out every week for pickup. Whatever you call it, it's got to go somewhere to be dealt with. And where is that, by the way? Well, it depends.


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