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Wasteland : The Dirty Truth About What We Throw Away, Where It Goes, and Why It Matters

Oliver Franklin-Wallis
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Published: June 22, 2023
ISBN: 9781398505452
400 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£20.00

When we throw things ‘away’, 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’s overflowing sewers, from hollowed-out mining towns in the USA to Ghana’s 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.

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