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StatusChecked Out
Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Call No628.4 HUME
Title Total garbage : how we can fix our waste and heal our world / Edward Humes.
Author Humes, Edward, author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 600-699
Reserve Item


StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
Checked OutParis-Bourbon30053003770230628.4 HUME3/28/2024 Due on 4/24/2024

Catalog Details

Personal Name Humes, Edward, author.
Title Statement Total garbage : how we can fix our waste and heal our world / Edward Humes.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2024]
Physical Description xxiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index.
Summary, Etc. "What happens to our trash? Why are our oceans filling with plastic? Do we really waste 40 percent of our food 65 percent of our energy? Waste is truly our biggest problem, and solving our inherent trashiness can fix our economy, our energy costs, our traffic jams, and help slow climate change-all while making us healthier, happier and more prosperous. This story-driven and in-depth exploration of the pervasive yet hard-to-see wastefulness that permeates our daily lives illuminates the ways in which we've been duped into accepting absolutely insane levels of waste as normal. Total Garbage also tells the story of individuals and communities who are finding the way back from waste, and showing us that our choices truly matter and make a difference. Our big environmental challenges - climate, energy, plastic pollution, deforestation, toxic emissions-are often framed as problems too big for any one person to solve. Too big even for hope. But when viewed as symptoms of a single greater problem-the epic levels of trash and waste we produce daily--the way forward is clear. Waste is the one problem individuals can positively impact-and not just on the planet, but also on our wallets, our health, and national and energy security. The challenge is seeing our epic wastefulness clearly. Total Garbage will shine a light on the absurdity of the systems that all of us use daily and take for granted--and it will help both individuals and communities make meaningful changes toward better lives and a cleaner, greener world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Refuse and refuse disposal.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Waste minimization.

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