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Jørgensen, Finn Arne. Recycling. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2019.

Is there a point to recycling? Is recycling even good for the environment? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Finn Arne Jørgensen answers (drumroll, please): it depends. From a technical point of view, recycling is a series of processes—collecting, sorting, processing, manufacturing. Recycling also has a cultural component; at its core, recycling is about transformation and value, turning material waste into something useful—plastic bags into patio furniture, plastic bottles into T-shirts. Jørgensen offers an accessible and engaging overview of recycling as an activity and as a process at the intersection of the material and the ideological. (Source: The MIT Press)

Finn Arne Jørgensen is Professor of Environmental History at the University of Stavanger, Norway, and a former Rachel Carson Center fellow.

© 2019 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Reprinted from Recycling by Finn Arne Jørgensen, a book published by The MIT Press.