Starting 2023-01-06, Scope of Work’s Reading Group is reading Adam Minter’s Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale. Adam is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Asia, technology, and the environment. From the publisher:
In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all?