What a Waste

Garbology book coverOur trashy secrets have been exposed. As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes reveals, “The average American community spends more on waste management than fire protection, libraries, textbooks, and parks and recreation.” We pay to have our wastefulness carted away, but what happens next? Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash tracks the consequences of our disposable culture. Can we change? Ask Bea Johnson, for whom a year’s worth of trash fits in a mason jar. “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle,” is an admirable mantra, but don’t stop there. Repurpose, compost, and give away, too! Garbology doesn’t just confront us with the problem. Humes inspires action by offering alternatives and real-life examples to move us nearer to solutions.