The truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one that means we are going to have to change the way we live our lives. Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it has become a true planetary emergency and we must recognise that we are facing a crisis. So why is it that some leaders seem not to hear the clarion warnings? Are they resisting the truth because they know that the moment they acknowledge it, they will face a moral imperative to act? Is it simply more convenient to ignore the warnings?
The deceptively simple supermarket choice echoed in the title symbolizes the dilemma of a society on a collision course with the planet's life-support systems. Do we clearcut forests, process pulp, and bleach it with chlorine to make paper bags? Or do we make a pact with demon hydrocarbon, refining ancient sunlight into handy plastics?
What do you do with your old mobile phone? Where can you take your old medicines? Which plastic is recyclable? What happens to the stuff you recycle? This easy-to-use guide has the answers to all your recycling questions. Use its A-Z listing of everyday household items to see how you can recycle most of your unwanted things, do your bit for the planet, and maybe make a bit of money while you're at it.
The preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources and recycling or the processing of used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products must become key parts of the equation for the Earth's continued sustainable development. At the present time, most developed countries are massively wasteful throughout almost all sectors of the economy ranging from energy use to consumer lifestyles.
This title presents hands-on, know-how and understanding of practical delivery of integrated, closed-loop gardening from waste delivering real sustainability. It includes your Safety Check List and how to calculate your own positive garden Carbon Footprint. If you do nothing else with this book but read Chapters 1 and 11, you will find the why do it and calculate the Carbon footprint for your garden. It that is enough; that's fine. If you want to know how it all works; that's the bit in between.
Kathy Stein's ideas and suggestions are not just good for the environment, they're great for your wallet, too. That's a win-win combination anybody can live with. By highlighting the need to re-use, Ms. Stein is one of the first authors to confront the real environmental issue facing our society -- the need to consume less, not just recycle more . (Bob Lilienfeld, Editor, The Use Less Stuff Report) This volume is information rich, thoughtfully organized and highly useful .
Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today's decision-makers. What is e-waste and how much of it do you create? How much of your rubbish can be recycled or reused? Why are computers difficult to recycle? Waste, Recycling and Reuse answers these questions and many others. From kerbside recycling schemes to building homes from old aluminium cans, this title looks at the issues surrounding the production and disposal of waste worldwide.
Het huidige milieudenken spoort aan tot 'beperken, hergebruiken en recyclen', ofwel: doe meer met minder om de schade te beperken. Maar dat leidt, zoals chemicus Michael Braungart en architect William McDonough in dit visionaire boek aangeven, alleen maar tot het instandhouden van het productiemodel van 'cradle to grave', dat enorme hoeveelheden afval en vervuiling produceert.