Trash is the United States' number one export, with Americans throwing out 7.1 pounds of garbage daily. Is the American Dream is inextricably linked to an endless, accelerating accumulation of trash? Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ed Humes makes the case in his new book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.
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Ed Humes, Puliter Prize-winning journalist whose latest book is Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
Robert Gogan, in charge of recycling on the Harvard University campus. He helps oversee Harvard University's annual "Stuff Sale"- one of the largest yard sales in the world.