What Is the Impact of Excessive Waste and Garbage?, 1st Edition

  • Peggy J. Parks
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  • ISBN-10: 1682828646
  • ISBN-13: 9781682828649
  • DDC: 363.72
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released November 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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As the global population has climbed from 2.56 billion in 1950 to nearly 8 billion in 2020, the world’s waste has grown to the point of being what many experts call an environmental crisis. According to the World Bank, more than 2.2 billion tons (2 billion metric tons) of waste and garbage are produced every year. This has created, and continues to create, serious environmental problems for the world’s land and oceans.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
1: Throwaway Societies.
2: The Environmental Impact of Landfills.
3: The Plastic-Plagued Planet.
4: Growing Heaps of E-Waste.
5: A Staggering Amount of Wasted Food.
6: Global Efforts and Challenges.
Source Notes.
Make a Difference.
Organizations and Websites.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.