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Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


If you want to reduce the amount of waste you generate but aren’t sure where to begin,  Rethink the Bins shows you how. This book will help you: 

  • Understand what happens to waste after the bins leave your curb or building, Implement best practices for recycling and composting, and
  • Create SMART goals around waste reduction and recycling.

Rethink the Bins clears up the many myths and mysteries of what happens to the nearly 8  pounds of trash that Americans discard every day. You will feel empowered to start with  small changes that make a difference and become more confident that the items you toss  into recycling and compost bins are actually being recycled or composted. 

Once you have made changes at home, you will probably want to share the message with  your friends and neighbors. One person or one family can make a tiny difference. Thousands or millions of households doing the same can change the world. 

Rethink the Bins is your next step on a path to a less wasteful future and recycling that works.

Buy the book.


Author Bio

Julia L F Goldstein, PhD is the award-winning author of Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products. She is also the Founder of JLFG Communications, which creates clear and concise content and supports manufacturing businesses on their journeys toward greater environmental sustainability. Julia is active in her local writing community and leads the Seattle chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association.


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