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Junkyard Planet with Best-Selling Author Adam Minter (Virtual)

Date(s) - Thursday, November 18th
7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST


dsc0801-version-2Adam Minter, author of books on recycling and secondhand stuff, is the world’s best-selling chronicler of the global scrap industry. Join him as he journeys from the small family scrap yard in which he grew up, to massive recycling operations around the globe. Along the way, he’ll show why scrap is global, its true impact on the environment, and why scrapping is still one of the best ways for an ambitious immigrant (like his great-grandfather) to make a living.

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In partnership with Milwaukee Public Library. Funded in part by a grant from  Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In connection with   Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, October 8, 2021 – January 30, 2022.

About the Presenter 

Adam Minter is a columnist with Bloomberg Opinion, and the best-selling author of “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade” and “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” He spent nearly two decades based in Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur, reporting and writing on the inner workings of the global recycling trade. In addition to recycling, Minter also writes widely on China, technology, and culture.

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