145 Harlow St
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Join the Bangor League for a discussion of Wasteland: The Dirty Truth about What We Throw Away, Where It
Goes, and Why It Matters by Oliver Franklin-Wallis.
In Wasteland, journalist Oliver Franklin-Wallis takes us on a shocking journey inside the waste industry—the secretive multi-billion dollar world that underpins the modern economy, quietly profiting from what we leave behind. In India, he meets the waste-pickers on the front line of the plastic crisis. In the UK, he journeys down sewers to confront our oldest—and newest—waste crisis, and comes face-to-face with nuclear waste. In Ghana, he follows the after-life of our technology and explores the global export network that results in goodwill donations clogging African landfills. From an incinerator to an Oklahoma ghost-town, Franklin-Wallis travels in search of the people and companies that really handle waste—and on the way, meets the innovators and campaigners pushing for a cleaner and less wasteful future.
The book group meets at the Bangor Public Library. If you would like to join by Zoom, please email Lane at email@example.com for more info.