Author: Barbara James
Publisher: Wayland Publishers (1989)
In our modern throw-away society, we generate millions of tonnes of waste each year. Our dustbins are filled with bottles, cans, paper and packaging all of which can be recycled. Slag heaps and coal tips spoil our countryside, while alarming amounts of toxic waste are pumped into our rivers and seas. Waste has become a controversial issue, as people realise we cannot just dump it and forget it. This book examines the whole issue of waste - how it is generated, the problems linked with its disposal, and how much of our waste could be turned into new resources for the future.