Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage
by Ann Love & Jane Drake
This book gets readers thinking about their ecological footprint and how it affects the environment. The authors discuss ways to reduce that footprint by reducing waste through recycling, reusing, and using less packaging. They also use stories to help explain how ancient civilizations hastened their own demises (by using up natural resources), how modern communities deal with garbage and hazardous waste, and how families saved and reused items during the Depression.
Published in 2006, the pages look outdated, but the contents are still relevant. More importantly, the writing is lively and upbeat.
A very good book.