Outsmart Waste

Outsmart Waste

The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way Out of It

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Ever-expanding landfills, ocean gyres filled with floating plastic mush, endangered wildlife. Our garbage has become a massive and exponentially growing problem in modern society. Eco-entrepreneur Tom Szaky explores why this crisis exists and explains how can we solve it by eliminating the very idea of garbage. To outsmart waste, he says, we first have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. By mimicking nature and focusing on the value inherent in our by-products, we can transform the waste we can't avoid creating from useless trash to a useful resource. Szaky demonstrates that there is value in every kind of garbage, from used chewing gum to juice pouches to cigarette butts. After reading this mind-expanding book, you will never think about garbage the same way again.
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Pub.
ISBN: 9781626560260
1626560269
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 168 p.
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)

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rosenyny Apr 03, 2014

This should be a required reading for everyone. If we were to adopt a mindfulness about our purchases and manufacturing and what to do with the byproducts we could be generating so much less trash and pollutions and leaving a much smaller carbon footprint on this earth. We need to stop mindlessly living in a disposable culture. So glad there are people like Szaky out there thinking outside the box and really doing something of meaning.

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