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You might say that author Adam Minter grew up in trash: His parents were Minneapolis junkyard owners. From that raw, hands-on experience, he gained valuable insights about the 400 billion pounds of garbage that we Americans generate every year. Fortunately, much of that discarded material is recycled. Minter's utterly fascinating Junkyard Planet helps us wade through the complexity of the 500-billion-dollar industry by taking us the faraway places where much of this reclamation takes place. He visits Indian factories where hundreds of "sisters of scrap" labor long hours to recycle medal; a remote Asian outpost where expert mechanics rescue television parts; and remarkably industrious one-family operations in China. A book that will give you a whole new appreciation of Recycling Day. Editor's recommendation.