Wasteland: The Secret World of Waste and the Urgent Search for a Cleaner Future (Compact Disc)

Wasteland: The Secret World of Waste and the Urgent Search for a Cleaner Future By Oliver Franklin-Wallis, Chris Harper (Read by) Cover Image

Wasteland: The Secret World of Waste and the Urgent Search for a Cleaner Future (Compact Disc)

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An award-winning investigative journalist takes a deep dive into the global waste crisis, exposing the hidden world that enables our modern economy--and finds out the dirty truth behind a simple question: what really happens to what we throw away? In Wasteland, journalist Oliver Franklin-Wallis takes us on a shocking journey inside the waste industry--the secretive multi-billion dollar world that underpins the modern economy, quietly profiting from what we leave behind. In India, he meets the waste-pickers on the front line of the plastic crisis. In the UK, he journeys down sewers to confront our oldest--and newest--waste crisis, and comes face-to-face with nuclear waste. In Ghana, he follows the after-life of our technology and explores the global export network that results in goodwill donations clogging African landfills. From an incinerator to an Oklahoma ghost-town, Franklin-Wallis travels in search of the people and companies that really handle waste--and on the way, meets the innovators and campaigners pushing for a cleaner and less wasteful future. With this mesmerizing, thought-provoking, and occasionally terrifying investigation, Oliver Franklin-Wallis tells a new story of humanity based on what we leave behind, and along the way, he shares a blueprint for building a healthier, more sustainable world--before we're all buried in trash.

Product Details ISBN: 9781668635865
ISBN-10: 1668635860
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
Language: English