War on Waste offers a comprehensive analysis of the solid waste problem and the major alternatives that could provide viable solutions to the crisis.
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Do we want to take our throwaway society from landfilling to "moonfilling" via the "consumerism blitz" and the "end-of-the-pipe" approach, or do we want to provide political and economic support to reasoned waste alternatives--reduction, reuse, recycling? This book is a contemporary history and sociology of solid waste from the turn of the century to the present day and was adapted from an award-winning report by UCLA graduate students. It provides a more substantive analysis of waste management than the recent excellent critique of mass incineration, Rush To Burn: Solving America's Garbage Crisis ( LJ 7/89). To stimulate public debate on this important topic, libraries need both.
-Diane M. Brown, Univ. of California Lib., Berkeley
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Book Description Island Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0933280920 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2076628
Book Description Island Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0933280920