Auteur: Rogers, Heather
Titel: Gone tomorrow
Sub titel: The hidden life of garbage
Eat a take-out meal, buy a pair of shoes, or read a newspaper, and you're soon faced with a bewildering amount of garbage. The United States is the planet's number-one producer of trash. Each American throws out 4.5 pounds daily. But garbage is also a global problem; the Pacific Ocean is today six times more abundant with plastic waste than zooplankton. Journalist and filmmaker Heather Rogers takes readers on a grisly, oddly fascinating tour through the underworld of garbage. "Gone Tomorrow" excavates the history of rubbish handling from the 1800s to the present, pinpointing the roots of today's waste-addicted society. Rogers draws connections between modern industrial production, consumer culture, and our throwaway lifestyle. She also investigates controversial topics like the politics of recycling and the export of trash to poor countries, while offering a potent argument for change.
2006, 288 pag., Euro 15,75
The New Press, New York, ISBN 9781595581204
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