When it comes to garbage, Earth is in a heap of trouble. People stuff overcrowded landfills with plastic and other synthetic materials that stick around for years. They clog the oceans with acres of floating debris that harm the aquatic population. And consumers happily embrace the disposable lifestyle. Earth is up to its neck in waste – a predicament that will only worsen unless society changes its attitudes, and people change their behaviors and habits. Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of a global recycling corporation, thoughtfully analyzes the multiple dimensions of waste accumulation and offers sensible, challenging solutions. You may not be quite ready to compost at home, but getAbstract guarantees you’ll think twice about the candy wrappers, paper cups and plastic bags you take for granted. Don’t throw away this excellent learning opportunity.
In this summary, you will learn
- How society can help solve the garbage crisis by reusing, recycling and upcycling;
- How to recognize the value in waste; and
- How outsmarting waste provides financial benefits to individuals and society.
About the Author
Tom Szaky is the founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global recycling corporation.
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Knowledge PackEnvironmental DegradationHow bad is Earth’s crisis. From the air to the forests to the water, the worst-case scenarios are unfolding slowly even now.
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