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Title Make garbage great : the TerraCycle family guide to a zero-waste lifestyle / Tom Szaky, Albe Zakes.
Author Szaky, Tom.
Publication [New York] : HarperDesign, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
Description 224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 628.4458 S
Note "With more than 100 recycling tips and do-it-yourself projects."
Contents Plastics -- Metals -- Paper -- Textiles -- Glass -- Wood -- Rubber -- Organics -- Resources.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references.
Summary "In this fun, pop culture exploration, two ecological entrepreneurs examine the materials we use in our daily lives, show how they impact the environment, and provide project ideas--from recycling to upcycling and more--to lessen our impact and protect our world. Jam-packed with information, more than 200 photographs and illustrations, and approximately twenty DIY projects, this engaging, graphic volume shows us how we all can cut down, reuse, and repurpose the garbage we produce. With its easy hands-on design, Garbage Is Great contains information, little known facts, compelling graphics, and colorful illustrations and photos on a variety of common household waste-stream materials: Plastics, Glass and Ceramics, Paper, Wood, Textiles, Metal, Rubber, and Organics. Tom Szaky, the founder of the award-winning nonprofit, environmental company TerraCycle, introduces each and explains what he's learned about it in his personal life and with TerraCycle. He and Albe Zakes then provide a graphic historical timeline of each material's use in commercial goods--from how it's manufactured to what happens when it's throw out--an analysis of its impact on the environment now and tomorrow; suggestions for DIY projects to save it from the trash bin, and lists of helpful resources. They also include sidebars and definitions, fun and quirky facts, lists of reuse ideas, quotes, and illuminating interviews that add depth and insight" provided by publisher.
Subject Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Source separation (Recycling)
Refuse and refuse disposal.
Waste minimization.
Addl. Author Zakes, Albe.
ISBN 9780062348852 :
006234885X :

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 Dekalb Non-Fic  628.4458 S    IN TRANSIT  
 Greenpoint Non-Fic  628.4458 S    CHECK SHELVES