Garbageland: On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte (Review)


This is an amazing collection of information on garbage. And as best as one can, Royte has put a colorful, warm-blooded and entertaining spin on it. Still, it's hard to deny that working through it is a task because it's kind of depressing.

Nevertheless, I never realized how many processes go in to recycling materials and attempting to seal waste dumps. It is also a reminder that not everywhere in this country is a sanitary place to live. It's really unfortunate that some people in some areas have to suffer from our trash.

It's a bit of an Erin Brokovich flashback in a small respect. I recommend this if you want to become more aware of how waste is handled. It's also a good way to get fired up about creating less of your own.