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Remaking the Way We Make Things

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Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way We Make Things

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  • 4.00 ·
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  • 7 Have read
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North Point Press
Language
English
Pages
193

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"Reduce, reuse, recycle," urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, such an approach only perpetuates the one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that creates such fantastic amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model for making things? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we consider its abundance not wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective.

Waste equals food.

Guided by this principle, McDonough and Braungart explain how products can be designed from the outset so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new. They can be conceived as "biological nutrients" that will easily reenter the water or soil without depositing synthetic materials and toxins. Or they can be "technical nutrients" that will continually circulate as pure and valuable materials within closed-loop industrial cycles, rather than being "recycled"--really, downcycled--into low-grade materials and uses. Drawing on their experience in (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved with making anything can begin to do so as well.

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Cradle to cradle: Créer et recycler à l'infini
24/02/2011, Alternatives
in French
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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
2010, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
in English
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Cradle to Cradle
2009, Random House Publishing Group
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Cradle to Cradle
2009, Penguin Random House
in English
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Cradle to Cradle
2008, Penguin Random House
in English
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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
2002, North Point Press
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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
2002, North Point Press
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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
April 2002, Tandem Library
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Table of Contents

Introduction This Book Is Not a Tree 3
Chapter One A Question of Design 17
Chapter Two Why Being "Less Bad" Is No Good 45
Chapter Three Eco-Effectiveness 68
Chapter Four Waste Equals Food 92
Chapter Five Respect Diversity 118
Chapter Six Putting Eco-Effectiveness into Practice 157
Notes 187
Acknowledgments 193

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The Durabook(TM) format utilizes revolutionary technology and is completely waterproof and highly durable.

Copyright Date
2002

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
745.2
Library of Congress
TD794.5 .M395 2002, TD794.5.M395 2002

Contributors

Editor
Lisa Williams

The Physical Object

Pagination
193p.
Number of pages
193
Dimensions
21 x x centimeters
Weight
1.2 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22550722M
ISBN 10
0865475873
ISBN 13
9780865475878
LCCN
2001044245
OCLC/WorldCat
47623923
Library Thing
36725
Goodreads
5571

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