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A manifesto for a radically totally different philosophy and apply of manufacture and environmentalism
“Reduce, reuse, recycle” urge environmentalists; in different phrases, do extra with much less with a purpose to reduce injury. However as this provocative, visionary e-book argues, this method perpetuates a one-way, “cradle to grave” manufacturing mannequin that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as a lot as 90 % of the supplies it makes use of as waste, a lot of it poisonous. Why not problem the notion that human business should inevitably injury the pure world?
In actual fact, why not take nature itself as our mannequin? A tree produces hundreds of blossoms with a purpose to create one other tree, but we don’t think about its abundance wasteful however secure, lovely, and extremely efficient; therefore, “waste equals food” is the primary precept the e-book units forth. Merchandise is perhaps designed in order that, after their helpful life, they supply nourishment for one thing new-either as “biological nutrients” that safely re-enter the setting or as “technical nutrients” that flow into inside closed-loop industrial cycles, with out being “downcycled” into low-grade makes use of (as most “recyclables” now are).
Elaborating their rules from expertise (re)designing all the pieces from carpeting to company campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an thrilling and viable case for change.
Writer : North Level Press; 1st version (April 22, 2002)
Language : English
Paperback : 193 pages
ISBN-10 : 0865475873
ISBN-13 : 978-0865475878
Merchandise Weight : 1.23 kilos
Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.81 x 8.14 inches