Orca Book Publishers, Spring 2015
* shortlisted for the Red Cedar Non-fiction Book Award 2017, the Canadian Library Association’s 2016 Book of the Year for Children Award, the Silver Birch Non-fiction Award 2016, a Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award 2017, and the Green Earth Book Award 2016; nominated for the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award 2015
Waste not, want not.
Humans have always generated garbage, whether it’s a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. Trash Talk digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste.