Wasteland : The Dirty Truth About What We Throw Away, Where It Goes, and Why It Matters by Oliver Franklin-Wallis

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A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ONE OF THE NEW YORKER'S BEST BOOKS OF 2023A? INCLUDED IN THE GUARDIAN'S BEST IDEAS BOOKS OF 2023 ?_~A gripping read that will anger as much as it fascinates?_T Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall?_~An incredible journey into the world of rubbish, full of fascinating characters and mind-bending facts?_T Oliver Bullough, author ofA?Moneyland ?_~Urgent, probing and endlessly interesting?_T Cal Flyn, author ofA?Islands of Abandonment'There are stories in all our discarded things: who made them, what they meant to a person before they were thrown away. In the end, it all ends up in the same place ?_" the endless ingenuity of humanity in one filthy, fascinating mass.' A? When we throw things ?_~away?_T, what does that actually mean? Where does it go, and who deals with it when it gets there? In Wasteland, award-winning journalist Oliver Franklin-Wallis takes us on an eye-opening journey through the global waste industry. From the mountainous landfills of New Delhi to Britain?_Ts overflowing sewers, from hollowed-out mining towns in the USA to Ghana?_Ts flooded second-hand markets, we meet the people on the frontline of our waste crisis ?_" both those being exploited, and those determined to make a difference. On the way, we discover the corporate greenwashing that started the recycling movement; the dark truth behind our second-hand donations; and come face to face with the 10,000-year legacy of our nuclear waste. A?Both shocking and hopeful, Wasteland is the timely and ultimately human story at the heart of an urgent global issue. A?
Binding: Hardback

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