Our Dirty Love Affair With TrasheBook - 2012
In Garbology, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes investigates the trail of that 102 tons of 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' immense Garbage Mountain landfill, the artists in residence at 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 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. The real secret at the heart of Garbology may well be the potential for a happy ending buried in our landfill.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource