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 Total garbage : a messy dive into trash, waste, and our world
 Author: Donnelly, Rebecca

 Publisher:  Holt (2023)

 Dewey: 363.72
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 138 p., ill, 23 cm

 BTSB No: 286013 ISBN: 9781250760388
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Refuse and refuse disposal
 Plastics -- Environmental aspects

Price: $25.38

The scientific and cultural history of the waste humans produce, examining why we make so much trash, why we're so bad at handling it, and how we can stop it (that is, us) from ruining the planet.

 Illustrator: Hendrix, John

   Kirkus Reviews (01/15/23)
   School Library Journal (00/02/23)
   Booklist (03/01/23)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/05/23)

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Booklist - 03/01/2023 Readers will need strong stomachs for some of the nauseating facts Donnelly dishes in her deep dumpster dive, but they’ll emerge a heartier lot that’s armed with awareness and the tools to clean up their acts, environmentally speaking. This guide to garbage takes a rounded approach to its topic, offering readers eye-opening statistics and facts about the world’s waste problem along with a dash of science and historical and social contexts. Donnelly’s engaging tone and Hendrix's cartoon spot art lend a welcome breeziness to an otherwise malodorous affair. As can be expected, the book tackles what we’re throwing away, where it goes, and what happens once it reaches its destination, whether landfill, incinerator, recycling center, or compost heap. What readers might not expect to encounter are fatbergs, “wish-cycling,” fast fashion, environmental justice, and the U.S. habit of shipping our waste to poorer countries. It’s a lot to take in, but not all of it stinks, as Donnelly offers readers solid advice on reducing and responsibly disposing of their trash while maintaining hope for a cleaner future. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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