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Waste beyond the tipping point

Most of us try not to think about garbage, even though it's in your face in any Indian city. Journalist Oliver Franklin-Wallis's eloquently written book is a wake-up call for our indifference

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Kanika Datta
WASTELAND: The Dirty Truth about What We Throw Away, Where it Goes, and Why it Matters 
Author: Oliver Franklin-Wallis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 392
Price: Rs 799

The apocalyptic title of Oliver Franklin-Wallis’ book is a clever play on T S Eliot’s epic poem “The Waste Land”, a dystopian view of humanity after World War I. The big message here is no less unsettling, and the author underlines the issue with the subtitle ,“The Dirty Truth about What We Throw Away, Where it Goes, and Why it Matters”.

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First Published: Sep 18 2023 | 9:28 PM IST

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