Adam Minter was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to a family of scrap dealers. His quiet Midwestern life changed in 2002, when he began a series of groundbreaking investigative pieces on China's emerging recycling industries for Scrap Magazine and, later, Recycling International. Since then, he has been cited, quoted, and interviewed on recycling and waste by a range of international media, including The Wall Street Journal, TheNew York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, and Vice. He regularly speaks to groups about the global waste and recycling trade including, an invited address at the Royal Geographic Society, London. Adam resides in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, where he writes a column for Bloomberg Opinion. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and scavenging through thrift stores, rummage sales, and "FREE" boxes.Read more Read less
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