Interested in the ultimate trashy non-fiction? Then check-out a quick read, Garbage Land to really understand the day-in, day-out, year-in, year-out impact of your cast offs.
Well, it’s really not that trashy, but rather an insightful investigation into what happens to our trash in the great city of New York. Most of us don’t give it much thought after we watch it disappear around the corner in the stinking trash truck – glad to again breathing fresh air.
We’re only reminded on the unimaginable quantities of trash discarded by developed countries when we see a TV snippet or online report about how the stream of floating trash spans across the Pacific, from the U.S all the way to China.
Did you know that the average person throws out 4+ pounds every day?
Garbage Land is well written, enjoyable read. As you read it you feel as if you’re talking to your green conscious neighbor. Elizabeth Royte is a good interviewer, researcher, detective, and humorous storyteller. I was glad that I was reading it on my Kindle during my commute otherwise I would have been subject to some unwarranted scrutiny.
Garbage Land provides insights into the politics of trash and a glimpse into the lives of the hard-working folks that handle this never-ending, six days a week job.
Here’s a link to a YouTube video about it or direct link to the book’s Amazon page if you want to buy it.