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Cash For Your Trash: Scrap Recycling in America Hardcover

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (September 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813536863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813536866
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,593,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Zimring goes beyond the limited historical literature on municipal solid wastes. Cash for Your Trash gives us a sweeping account of industrial recycling long before residential recycling became popular. It is a fine contribution to urban and environmental history.
(Martin V. Melosi author of Garbage in the Cities)

About the Author

CARL A. ZIMRING is a visiting assistant professor of history at Oberlin College. He received his Ph.D. in 2002 from Carnegie Mellon University.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on October 15, 2012
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This book was a descent read for me. It shows how far we have gone since the beginning of recycling. Great history on how this industry came about. I recommend it for anyone who wants to make some money in the recycling business.
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