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The zero waste solution : untrashing the planet one community at a time /

Paul Connett.

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Main Author: Connett, P. H.
Published: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, ©2013.
Topics: Source reduction (Waste management) | Recycling (Waste, etc.) | Refuse and refuse disposal. | Pollution prevention.
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Main Author: Connett, P. H. (Paul H.)
Physical Description: xvi, 380 pages ; 23 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-358) and index.
ISBN: 9781603584890 (pbk.)
1603584897 (pbk.)
Summary: Shows activists, planners, and entrepreneurs how to reenvision a community's waste-handling process by consuming less, turning organic waste into compost, recycling, reusing, and demanding nonwasteful product design.
"Waste is something we make every day, but we rarely give it much thought. That is changing, though, as emerging programs around the globe show many ways in which a community can achieve zero-waste status. In The Zero Waste Solution, author and scientist-turned-activist Paul Connett profiles the most successful zero-waste initiatives around the world, showing activists, planners, and entrepreneurs how to re-envision their community's waste-handling process by doing the following: consuming less; turning organic waste into compost; recycling and reusing other waste; demanding nonwasteful product design; and, creating jobs and bringing community members together in the process. Connett is a leading international figure in the decades-long battles to fight pollution and has championed efforts to curtail overconsumption and keep industrial toxins out of our air, drinking water, and bodies. He's best known around the world for leading efforts to help communities sustainably eliminate and reuse waste rather than burn it or stow it away in landfills. In addition to showing how zero-waste status can be achieved, Connett exposes the greenwashing behind renewed efforts to promote waste incinerators as safe, nontoxic energy suppliers. The book offers detailed information on how communities can battle incinerators that emit dangerous particles into the atmosphere."--Publisher's description.
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