By Adam Minter
When you drop your vitamin Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper within the recycling bin, the place does it move? most likely midway worldwide, to humans and locations that freshen up what you don’t wish and switch it into anything you can’t wait to shop for. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter--veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner--travels deep right into a giant, usually hidden, five-hundred-billion-dollar that’s remodeling our financial system and environment.
With unequalled entry to and perception at the waste undefined, and the explanatory presents and a mind for element priceless of a John McPhee or a William Langewiesche, Minter strains the export of America’s junk and the large earnings that China and different emerging international locations earn from it. What emerges is a fascinating, colourful, and infrequently troubling story of ways the best way we eat and discard stuff fuels an international that acknowledges price the place american citizens don’t. Junkyard Planet unearths that american citizens may wish to benefit a better technique to take out the trash.