What A Waste

What a Waste: Where Does Garbage Go? by Claire Eamer

Hold your nose while you read about the disgustingly fascinating world of garbage!
What a Waste! answers the question: when we throw something away, where is “away”? Ever since cave people cracked open seafood shells for dinner, humans have produced garbage, and we’ve had to figure out what to do with it. What a Waste! explores the history of garbage from earliest times to today, covering subjects including dumps, human waste, water pollution, “problem” garbage, and modern “throwaway” culture. From islands made out of 5,000-year-old garbage in the Florida Everglades and sophisticated waste-disposal systems in ancient Pakistan to “fatbergs” the size of a city bus in sewers today, What a Waste! delves into the fascinating, weird, and often disgusting world of garbage, and shows why it’s a growing problem. (From Amazon.ca)

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by Berlin on Red Cedar Book Awards

This book was okay. It didn't make me keep reading, but it had good information and I enjoyed it.

by Serena on Red Cedar Book Awards

This book was okay. It was kind of boring but had lots of good facts. It really made me think about how much we waste. I wish the author would of made the book more fun.

by Kaela on Red Cedar Book Awards

I didn't really like this book. It was sort of boring. This book had a lot of information but it didn't have much of my interest. I didn't really enjoy this book as a I enjoyed some of the other nonfiction books I read.

by kherington on Red Cedar Book Awards

This book had lots of great information it really made me care about what garbage has done. Watch what you put in the garbage.

by Jade on Red Cedar Book Awards

It was boring to read but it had lots of good information. The information was very repetitive but I did not have any interest in it.