Where Recycled Stuff Goes: Inside the Global Trash Trade

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tp131118junkyard_planet.jpg"In an age of conspicuous consumption, the global recycling business has taken on the burden of cleaning up what you don't want and turning it into something you can't wait to buy." That's from a new book about an essential aspect of globalization that's mostly hidden from view. Adam Minter, Shanghai correspondent for Bloomberg World View and a familiar voice on this program, is author of Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade, about an industry that supported generations of his own family.

Credits

Guest:
Adam Minter - author of the book “"Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale." - @AdamMinter

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Anna Scott, Katie Cooper