Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Video
Abstract: 

This video explores the history and politics of garbage, a substance both hidden and omnipresent. To investigate the roots of our waste, the history of garbage from the 1800s to the post-WWII golden era of consumption, up through the contradictions of modern day recycling are looked at. Using interviews, scenes from massive dumps, and an array archival footage this film uncovers the links between modern industrial production, consumer culture and our disposable lifestyle.

Author: 
AK Press
Topic Areas: 
Waste Management
Pollution
Recycling
Target Audience: 
Grades 10-12
Higher Education
Adult
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
19 min.
Date Produced/Published: 
12/24/03
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
Yes
Quantity: 
2
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Available for free* two-week loan from:

Learning Resource Center & Library
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul MN 55155
651-757-2120 or 800-877-6300
resourcecenter.pca@state.mn.us

*borrower pays return postage.