Summary of Garbology
From GARBOLOGY by Edward Humes. Summarized by arrangement with Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
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Journalist Edward Humes follows the trail of garbage from product production to waste collection to landfill, incinerator or ocean. He’s a diligent researcher, and he develops the intriguing portraits of his subjects in great detail. His reporting uncovers normal daily practices that have a huge, negative environmental impact. Humes’s shocking overview could foment changes in how you live, what you buy and how you eat, and can spur companies to dispose of trash in an environmentally sensitive way. He offers practical information for managers, purchasers, supply-chain officers, entrepreneurs, retailers and consumers.
About the Author
Edward Humes has written 11 nonfiction books, including Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Walmart’s Green Revolution, and has received a Pulitzer Prize and a Pen Center USA award. He contributes to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles magazine.
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