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Author McDonough, William.

Title Cradle to cradle : remaking the way we make things / William McDonough & Michael Braungart.

Imprint New York : North Point Press, 2002.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  745.2 M136    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 193 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: This book is not a tree -- Question of design -- Why being "less bad" is no good -- Eco-effectiveness -- Waste equals food -- Respect diversity -- Putting eco-effectiveness into practice.
Summary A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism. "Reduce, reuse, recycle," urge environmentalists--in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As this book argues, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world, they ask. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new. Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, the authors make an exciting and viable case for change.--From publisher description.
Subject Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Industrial management -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable architecture.
Added Author Braungart, Michael, 1958-
ISBN 0865475873 (pbk. : alk. paper) : $27.50
9780865475878 (pbk. : alk. paper) : $27.50
Standard No. NLGGC 226282147
YDXCP 1680726
NZ1 6402312

 
    
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