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Cradle to Cradle Remaking the Way We Make Things

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ISBN-10: 0865475873

ISBN-13: 9780865475878

Edition: 2008

Authors: William McDonough, Michael Braungart, Mcdonough

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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 William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and 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. In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.36" wide x 7.94" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Introduction: This Book Is Not a Tree
A Question of Design
Why Being "Less Bad" Is No Good
Waste Equals Food
Respect Diversity
Putting Eco-Effectiveness into Practice