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    Trashing the Planet
    Examining Our Global Garbage Glut
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2018
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-1314-4
    AR Points: 4.00
    ATOS Level: 8.60
    Lexile Level: 1200
    SRC Reading Level: 12.4
    Pages: 104
    Trim Size: 7 x 9
    Dewey: 363.72/85
    Reading Grade Level: 8
    Interest Grade Level: 8-12
    Ages: 13-18
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    DESCRIPTION Stuart A. Kallen
    On a global scale, humans create around 2.6 trillion pounds of waste every year. None of this trash is harmless—landfills and dumps leak toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, while incinerators release toxic gases and particles into the air. What can we do to keep garbage from swallowing up Earth? Reducing, reusing, recycling, and upcycling are some of the answers. Learn more about the work of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Ocean Cleanup Array, the zero waste movement, and the many other government, business, research, and youth efforts working to solve our planet's garbage crisis.

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    Bibliography, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Source Notes, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Stuart A. Kallen has written more than 350 nonfiction books for children and young adults. His books have covered a wide arc of human history, culture, and science. Kallen is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist in San Diego, California.
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    "An excellent resource that's chock-full of facts about human impact on the planet. Hand to students concerned about the environment, and put it on the shelf for research and reports."—School Library Journal
    Booklist
    "Soundly researched and carefully sourced, the text speaks to the complexity of the issue, while offering suggestions for action in readers' own backyards."—Booklist