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Throwaway nation : the ugly truth about American garbage

Author: Jeff Dondero
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Takes a look at the pileup of waste in the United States, 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 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  Read more...
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Dondero, Jeff, 1947- author.
Throwaway nation
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019]
(DLC) 2018044311
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Dondero
ISBN: 9781538110324 1538110326
OCLC Number: 1043586418
Description: xiv, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Everyone wants a pet, but no one wants to pick up the poop --
Talkin' trash --
Wasting our O2 --
Waterways waste watch --
Losing land --
Space junk --
Fish to farm to table to trash --
Fashion from trendy to trash: big-time blemishes of the beauty business --
Sweet and sour charity --
Paper waste chase --
Plastics: a blessing and a curse --
Packaging : Thinking inside and outside the box --
E-waste : The stuff we couldn't do without is now stuff we don't know what do with --
Opening Pandora's pharmacy --
The impaired industry of producing power --
The industry of waste --
Government's senseless super spending --
The 40 hour workweek waste --
Pet waste, the real poop --
Treasure from trash.
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The US leads the world in many ways, including the amount of waste we produce. Although we constitute less than 5 percent of the world's population, we use up to 30 percent of the world's resources,  Read more...

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