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    Wednesday, February 15, 2006

    Talking Trash


    In Talking Trash, Aaron Sarver talks to Heather Rogers about her new book Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage.

    It's a fascinating interview on garbage: landfills, recycling, sustainability. When you're done there, check out the Ecofootprint Quiz. Sobering.

    Let's not forget, though, that changing the way we live on an individual level can do very little. And also that the people that will be affected negatively by changes first will be low-income. However, low-income individuals and families are more likely to live near landfills and also to live in neighborhoods with poorer trash collection and recycling services.

    2 Comments:

    Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

    I read a review of this book recently and it sounded interesting to me too. I liked "Stiff, the Secret Life of Cadavers" too. Sort of the same idea except with dead people instead of garbage. Funny too.

    7:43 PM  
    Blogger EL said...

    Yeah, I heard the writer on This American Life awhile back in "The Secret Life of Trash"- really fascinating!

    10:07 AM  

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