Books et al.Economics

Trash, treasure, and everything in between

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Science  22 Nov 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6468, pp. 960
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz5198

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In Secondhand, Adam Minter—building on his acclaimed first book, Junkyard Planet, which examined the global material recycling market—takes readers around the world to discover the people and companies that make up the global secondhand market. Along the way, he meets consumers who donate and sell their used goods; representatives from the companies that buy, aggregate, sort, refurbish, redistribute, and resell these items; and the customers who eventually buy them.

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