{download Prime} Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with TrashAuthor Edward Humes – Z55z.co

Humes offers plenty of surprising, even shocking, statisticsAn important addition to the environmentalist bookshelf Kirkus ReviewsUnlike most dirty books, this one is novel and fresh on every page You ll be amazed Bill McKibben, author of EaarthEdward Humes takes us on a real romp through the waste stream Garbology is an illuminating, entertaining read that ultimately provides hope and tips for a less wasteful future This book will make you want to burn, or at least recycle, your trash can Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland In this well written and fast paced book, Ed Humes delves into the underbelly of a consumer societyits trash What he finds is so startling and infuriating, you will never think about waste in the same way again Samuel Fromartz, author of Organic, Inc and Editor in Chief of the Food Environment Reporting NetworkHumes s argument isn t a castigation of litterbugs It s a persuasive and sometimes astonishing indictment of an economy that s become inextricably linked to the increasing consumption of cheap, disposable stuffultimately to our own economic, political, and yes, environmental peril his arguments for the rank inefficiency of our trash happy, terminally obsolescent economy are spot on BookforumA Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage Take a journey inside the secret world of our biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy our trash Its the biggest thing we make The average American is on track to produce a whoppingtons of garbage across a lifetime,billion in squandered riches rolled to the curb each year,than that produced by any other people in the world But that trash doesnt 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 In Garbology, Pulitzer Prizewinning author Edward Humes investigates the trail of thattons of trashwhats 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 youve 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 Franciscos 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 Are we destined to remain the country whose number one export is scrapAmerica as Chinas trash compactoror will the country that invented the disposable economy pioneer a new and less wasteful path The real secret at the heart of Garbology may well be the potential for a happy ending buried in our landfill Waste, Humes writes, is the one environmental and economic harm that ordinary working Americans have the power to changeand prosper in the process