The New Jersey Room Interviewed Jordan P. Howell about Garbage in the Garden State for Earth Day 2024

Jordan P. Howell of Rowan University, author of 2023’s Garbage in the Garden State, joins the NJ Room to discuss the history of waste management in New Jersey.

Acknowledging Earth Day 2024’s them of “Planet vs. Plastics” special attention will be paid to New Jersey’s history of recycling, and plastic recycling in particular.

Howell’s scholarship draws on the huge body of state and municipal records and publications known as “grey literature” for their limited publication and distribution networks. He will discuss the value of these materials found in collections such as the New Jersey Room.

Click here to view the presentation any time after 10AM on Earth Day, April 22