Unsustainable economies create waste throughout the production process from extraction to the product’s end of life. Much of worldwide waste is incinerated, disposed of in landfills or in bodies of water. New materials decompose slowly while releasing environmental toxins and microplastics, which threaten humans and wildlife. This challenge addresses different types of waste throughout the production system.
Catalyst 300 – Waste
Librarian for Catalyst 300 - Waste
Reserve Books: Found in the Franzen Center for Academic Support on Floor 3A
- Too hot to touch: The problem of high-level nuclear waste / Alley and Alley. 2013.
- Rematerial: From waste to architecture / Bahamón and Sanjinés. 2010.
- Peak plastic: The rise or fall of our synthetic world / Buffington. 2019.
- Veer ecology: A companion for environmental thinking / Cohen et al. 2017.
- Designing America's waste landscapes / Engler. 2004.
- Emerald cities: Urban sustainability and economic development / Fitzgerald. 2010.
- Green chemistry and engineering: A practical design approach / Jiménez-González and Constable. 2011.
- Politics of urban runoff: Nature, technology, and the sustainable city / Karvonen. 2011.
- Cradle to cradle: Remaking the way we make things / McDonough. 2002.
- Junkyard planet: Travels in the billion-dollar trash trade / Minter. 2013.
- Picking up: on the streets and behind the trucks with the sanitation workers of New York City / Nagle. 2013.
- A crisis of waste?: Understanding the rubbish society / O’Brien. 2008.
- Reduce, reuse, reimagine: Sorting out the recycling system / Porter. 2018.
- Toxic waste and environmental policy in the 21st century United States / Rahm. 2002.
- Rubbish!: The archaeology of garbage / Rathje. 2001.
- Garbage land: On the secret trail of trash / Royte. 2006.
- Junk: Digging through America’s love affair with stuff / Stewart. 2016.
- Waste: Uncovering the global food scandal / Stuart. 2009.
- Cash for your trash: Scrap recycling in America / Zimring. 2005.
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Statistics and Government Sources
CIA World Factbook : Background information on each country in the world
EPA: Find information about waste, landfills, and more from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Gallup polls: Public opinion polls regularly conducted on political, social, and economic issues.
ProQuest Statistical Abstracts: Over 1400 indexed tables of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 1: No Poverty; Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing; Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities; Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
USA.gov: Access to information from federal agencies
US Census Bureau: Access to data from federal surveys and censuses.
World Almanac: found in Lane Library’s stacks, call number AY67 .N5 W7
Wisconsin.gov: State of Wisconsin government and demographic information
World Almanac: Annual book with political, economic, scientific, and educational statistics. Found in Lane Library stacks: AY67 .N5 W7