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Gone tomorrow : the hidden life of garbage

Author: Heather Rogers
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Journalist Heather Rogers guides us through the grisly, oddly fascinating underworld of trash. Excavating the history of rubbish handling from the 1800s - an era of garbage-grazing urban hogs and dump-dwelling rag pickers - to the present, with its high-tech "mega-fills" operated by multi-billion-dollar garbage corporations, Rogers investigates the roots of today's waste-addicted culture. Gone Tomorrow also  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Rogers
ISBN: 9781565848795 1565848799 9781595581204 1595581200
OCLC Number: 828789605
Description: xi, 288 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Heather Rogers.

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"Journalist Heather Rogers guides us through the grisly, oddly fascinating underworld of trash. Excavating the history of rubbish handling from the 1800s - an era of garbage-grazing urban hogs and dump-dwelling rag pickers - to the present, with its high-tech "mega-fills" operated by multi-billion-dollar garbage corporations, Rogers investigates the roots of today's waste-addicted culture. Gone Tomorrow also explores the politics of recycling, which is popular but has serious limitations, and is only a first step toward more fundamental solutions such as reuse and the reduction of packaging." "Combining a gripping expose with a potent argument for change, Rogers's book traces the connections between modern industrial production, consumer culture, and our throwaway lifestyle."--BOOK JACKET.

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