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AmCham Author Series | Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade


In Junkyard PlanetAdam Minter – veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner – travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, multibillion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment. Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to high-tech facilities capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of recyclable trash every day. Along the way, we meet an unforgettable cast of characters who've figured out how to build fortunes from what we throw away.Junkyard Planet reveals how "going green" usually means making money – and why that’s often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren't pretty. 

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