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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1 edition (Sept. 17 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 026266187X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262661874
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,902,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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very interesting, but don't let this be your only guide Nov. 5 2007
By Fiona - Published on Amazon.com
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I came across this book while doing research on community-based organizations and the environment in Chicago. It's very informative because it gives a historical overview of Chicago's waste management, and because it gets into the nitty-gritty of conflicts within nonprofits in Chicago. There were a couple places though where I had to raise my eyebrow because the analysis seemed a little suspect. For example, the author uses cases of illegal dumping in Chicago to show how minority groups may be more concerned with recycling and the environment than is often thought in mainstream environmental organizations. It seems a little strange to equate recycling centers, and companies that only call themselves recyclers but are actually illegal dumpers.
thought provoking book. Sept. 13 2013
By Marijke van Roojen - Published on Amazon.com
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Do you know what happens to your own garbage? Who has to deal with you waste? Recycling? Interesting history of racial discrimination that harms so many of our communities from the perspective of what happens with our garbage. What an eye opening book!


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