What a Waste: Where Does Garbage Go?

Author: Claire Eamer
Illustrator: Bambi Edlund
Publish Date: March 2017
Pages: 96
This book will publish March 2017.
It will ship as soon as stock is available.
Price: $12.95


Publisher: Annick Press
ISBN: 1554519187

Book Overview

What a Waste answers the question: when we throw something away, where is away ? Ever since cave people cracked open seafood shells for dinner, humans have produced garbage, and we ve had to figure out what to do with it. What a Waste explores the history of garbage from earliest times to today, covering subjects including dumps, human waste, water pollution, problem garbage, and modern throwaway culture. From islands made out of 5,000-year-old garbage in the Florida Everglades and sophisticated waste-disposal systems in ancient Pakistan to fatbergs the size of a city bus in sewers today, What a Waste delves into the fascinating, weird, and often disgusting world of garbage, and shows why it s a growing problem. Creative solutions are showcased, like Repair Cafes to fix broken items, grocery stores that specialize in imperfect fruits and vegetables, and filtration systems in Kenya made from discarded water bottles. With an inviting presentation including hand-lettering and humorous illustrations, this book will both educate and entertain young readers."

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