[Book Review]: Garbology and Junk Planet

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes, 336 pp.  Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter, 304 pp.  Many countries began to feel the impact of the waste crisis when China in 2018 decided to ban 24 types of solid waste imports, including unsorted paper, textiles and others. Media coverage … Continue reading [Book Review]: Garbology and Junk Planet

[Book Review]: The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein

As energy demand rises, oil remains at the top of all energy consumption. Given its financial weight and political significance, countries are vying for deals to access their oil fields and guarding their energy security.  But who are the actors behind these deals?  Many studies on the oil industry are framed through the geopolitical, political … Continue reading [Book Review]: The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein