4 Waste Management Books Everyone Should Read

Dive deep into these waste management books to give you insights on how to manage your waste.

Currently looking for a good book to read in your spare time while planning to save the earth? Waste management books can be your kickstart.

There are a number of waste management books you can find at your local libraries and bookstores (digital e-book is also a good choice to help reduce paper waste). Look no further, check out our best picks for 4 waste management books to support your sustainable lifestyle journey: 

  1. How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum 

About 12.7 million tonnes of plastics are entering the ocean every year. By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish by weight in the ocean. 

These facts inspired Will McCallum to write a straightforward guide book for the readers to eliminate plastic. As a Greenpeace activist, Will McCallum invites us to #BreakFreeFromPlastic by looking for sustainable alternatives. 

“Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers.” – Will McCallum.

  1. Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes
    Garbology starts everything with the fact that the average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime. Through his writings, Edward Humes investigates trash, what’s in it; how much we pay for it and how we manage to create so much of it.This book reveals not just what we throw away but who we are and where our society is headed. Edward Humes, in short, spotlights the United States as the world’s largest generator of trash that will soon confront a new crisis of garbage.

  1. Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less by Erin Rhoads
    We are surrounded by stuff we often use once and then throw it away. Each year the average household leads to an ever-increasing amount of plastics, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans.

Through her book, Erin shares her funny, inspiring, and far-from-perfect-journey to live with less waste by combining both a modern and less waste lifestyle. Erin went from eating plastic-packaged takeaway while shopping online for fast fashion to become one of Australia’s most popular eco-bloggers. She believes that small changes can have a big impact. 

  1. No. More. Plastic. : What you can do to make a difference by Martin Dorey
    As an anti plastics expert, Martin Dorey has been working to save our beaches from plastic for the past 10 years. This book tells more about plastic and the massive problems we are facing with the pollution.Martin invites all the readers to use less of plastic and stop letting it pollute our oceans by doing the #2minutesolution. No. More. Plastic continues the clean-up beyond our beaches with a #2minutesolution for everyone.

“Once, plastic was the miracle material. Now it’s the monster. We need to join Martin’s #2minutesolution anti-plastic movement”, said Julia Bradbury about this book. 

The top 4 waste management books above will give you tons of ideas on how to make sustainable choices and manage waste wisely. Plastic is still needed in some areas of our life, such as for medical purposes and geriatrics, but we don’t need it in every single part of our life, we can still use reusable materials to replace disposable plastic.

You can also help producers collect and recycle more inorganic waste from the environment through our brand new service Waste Credit. Find out more at w4c.id/wastecredit.

References: 

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/607258/how-to-give-up-plastic-by-will-mccallum/#:~:text=How%20to%20Give%20Up%20Plastic%20is%20a%20straightforward%20guide%20to,sustainable%20alternatives%20to%20each%20one.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38587839-how-to-give-up-plastic

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13504054-garbology

https://www.bookforum.com/print/1901/edward-humes-s-garbology-our-dirty-love-affair-with-trash-9178

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/waste-not-erin-rhoads/1128915520

https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/no-more-plastic-9781785039874

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