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Outsmart Waste by Tom Szaky

Outsmart Waste

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Outsmart Waste by Tom Szaky
Paperback $15.95
Jan 14, 2014 | ISBN 9781626560246

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“Tom illuminates pathways to finding ‘gold in garbage heaps’… Thanks to this book, I can no longer acquire and discard unconsciously, and as I’ve long said, change begins with awareness.”
—From the foreword by Deepak Chopra

“The waste industry is ripe for massive innovation and change. It takes creative minds and people with the courage to knock down doors and go around walls to be the spark. Tom is that.”
—Ron Gonen, New York City Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling, and Sustainability and cofounder and former CEO, RecycleBank

"Real change demands big, fearless ideas. In Outsmart Waste, Tom Szaky turns conventional thinking about trash on its head and lights the way for fundamental transformation of the waste system. Tom also illustrates how to turn seemingly impossible ideas into practical on the ground solutions – in record time. A must read for anyone who makes waste!"
—Geoff Rathbone, Vice President of Resource Recovery, Progressive Waste Solutions and former General Manager of Solid Waste Services for the City of Toronto

Table Of Contents

Introduction: The unique nature of garbage
Chapter 1: Where the modern idea of garbage came from
Chapter 2: The role of the individual purchase
Chapter 3: Our primary global solution to waste: bury it
Chapter 4: The energy inherent in our waste
Chapter 5: The hierarchy of waste
Chapter 6: The art of upcycling
Chapter 7: The science of recycling
Chapter 8: The critical element of separation
Chapter 9: The economics of outsmarting waste
Conclusion: Waste is over! (if you want it)
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