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Secondhand : travels in the new global garage sale / Adam Minter.

Minter, Adam, 1970- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Butler PL - Butler 381.19 MIN (Text) 73174005043466 Adult: Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635570113
  • Physical Description: xix, 299 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-291) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: the donation door -- Empty the nest -- Decluttering -- The flood -- The good stuff -- Danshari -- Our warehouse is a four-bedroom house -- Frayed below the stitch -- Good as new -- Enough to sell -- And it lasts forever -- A rich person's broken thing -- More suitcases.
Summary, etc.:
"In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle--and profit from--our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all?"--
Subject: Secondhand trade.
Refuse and refuse disposal.
Sales personnel > Biography > Anecdotes.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Waste Management.

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