Figures and Tables
List of Acronyms
Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: The Global Political Economy of Waste
Chapter 2: Understanding Wastes
Chapter 3: Waste Work
Chapter 4: Discarded Electronics
Chapter 5: Food Waste
Chapter 6: Plastic Scrap
Conclusion: A World without Waste?
Kate O'Neill is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley.
"Kate O'Neill's latest work takes us on an eye-popping journey
through rich case studies of wastes and their movement around the
Josh Lepawsky, Memorial University of Newfoundland
"A marvelously crafted and grippingly written book about one
of the most pressing challenges facing our planet. The sooner you
read it, the more you will learn about the ways in which we
systematically fail to use so much of what we extract and how
governments, businesses, and individuals can turn to this expanding
'global resource frontier' to reduce our impact."
Ben Cashore, Yale University
"In this important book, Kate O'Neill expertly traces the
complex international trade flows behind the prodigious volumes of
waste generated by global consumer society. A valuable and
illuminating contribution to current debates about if and how we
make the shift to more sustainable lifestyles."
Maurie Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology