What happens to people’s stuff when they die? That’s the question at the beginning of Adam Minter’s new book, Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale. Today on the show, Adam joins us for a deep dumpster dive into the world of stuff and the multi-million-dollar “trash economy.”
He and Patty cover varied topics like decluttering, un-recyclable items like bowling balls, fast fashion, and our complicated relationship with stuff.
Adam Minter is an opinion columnist at Bloomberg and the author of two books, Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade (Bloomsbury, 2013) and the newly-released Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale (Bloomsbury, 2019).
Adam Minter will be in Madison for a Wisconsin Book Festival event tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 PM at the Central Library. Full information available here.
Helpful links: National Association of Senior Move Managers