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Old is new once again: Garbology vs. Rubbish!

By: Don Loepp

Remember garbology? Twenty years ago, William Rathje co-authored a book titled Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage. Now, garbology is back. Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, recently published Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, and the book is getting its share of attention. But while their topics are similar, Humes and Rathje have different attitudes about plastics and solid waste.

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