We humans use a lot of resources and, in the process, create a lot of waste — far more than you might imagine. In her book “Waste,” University of California Berkeley Environmental Science Professor Kate O’Neill provides a deep look at all the stuff that gets tossed. Some of what she reports is surprising, some scary and much of it pretty damn sad.
Technically speaking, waste is what we do not want, or fail to use. But it’s also more than that. Waste is a global resource, a livelihood and a source of risk — to our health, the environment and to waste workers.
Read more in the June 10-16, 2020 issue.