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The Resource Outsmart waste : the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it, Tom Szaky

Outsmart waste : the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it, Tom Szaky

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Outsmart waste : the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it
Title
Outsmart waste
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the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it
Statement of responsibility
Tom Szaky
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Garbage doesn't exist in nature--the output of one organism is the useful input of another. So why does garbage exist in the human system? Why did it only become a problem the past century? And most importantly, how can we eliminate it--outsmart the very idea of garbage? Eco-entrepreneur Tom Szaky says that to outsmart waste first we have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. He traces the roots of our current garbage crisis to 20th century technological advances that resulted in historic changes in consuming habits--both the amount of garbage created and its longevity increased dramatically. Szaky argues we can turn this around by changing what we buy, when we buy, why we buy, and what we do with what we've bought. And through innovative recycling and creative "upcycling" (creating new products from discarded objects) we can stop seeing garbage as useless waste and start seeing it as useful waste--a tremendous volume of resources that are simply misunderstood. After reading this mind-expanding book you will never think of garbage the same way again"--
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10275578
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Szaky, Tom
Dewey number
363.72/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD791
LC item number
.S94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
A BK Currents book
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  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Waste Management
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the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it
Label
Outsmart waste : the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it, Tom Szaky
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1010651
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 156 pages
Isbn
9781626560246
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013034263
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(Sirsi) i9781626560246
Label
Outsmart waste : the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it, Tom Szaky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1010651
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 156 pages
Isbn
9781626560246
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013034263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781626560246

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