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Throwaway nation : the ugly truth about American garbage

Dondero, Jeff, 1947- author.

Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]

xiv, 281 pages ; 24 cm

Americans are burying ourselves in our own waste. It's befouling our air, land, waters, food, and bodies. The US tosses out enough foodstuff to feed the rest of the world. America is the largest buyer of fashion and cosmetics, the second dirtiest industry in the world. We lead the planet in transportation usage and waste, and we're now polluting outer space. Throwaway Nation takes a look at the pileup of waste in the US, including the problem of plastic, the industry of overmedication, e-waste products, everyday garbage, fast fashion trash, space waste, and other forms of profligacy that serve to make our nation the biggest waster on the planet. Looking at the environmental impact of so much garbage, Dondero explores not just how we got here and where we're headed, but ways in which we might be able to curb the tide. From what you do and don't eat, what and how your products are packaged, the rampant production of clothes, the space and waste in which you work, live, what you breath, eat, drink, the tools you use to work and play, the energy overproduced and ill-used for a pleasant lifestyle, the waste you generate, and how humans are beginning to clutter the cosmos--all and more are profiled in the Throwaway Nation--and what we ought to do to prohibit and mitigate the flow of our garbage and to use it productively.


Non-fiction - JH & HSNon-fiction - JH & HS

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9781538110324 (hbk. : alk. paper)

LC Call No:

HD4482 .D66 2019

Dewey Class No:

363.72/88 23


Dondero, Jeff, 1947- author.


Throwaway nation : the ugly truth about American garbage / Jeff Dondero.


Throw-away nation : the ugly truth about American garbage


xiv, 281 pages ; 24 cm


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Includes bibliographical references and index.


Refuse and refuse disposal--Social aspects--United States.


Salvage (Waste, etc.)--United States.

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