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Our work for winter 2009 - examining a no-waste lifestyle. Areas we'll be studying below.
Areas of study
- household cleaning products
- paper products
- parties and gifts
- personal care products
- lawn care products
- reading material
- building materials
Still to be determined: naming these pages so they can relate to no-waste focus.
- Recycling of Waste materials NYT Times Topic NYT covers anything related to recycling and no waste. Stories automatically generated.
Books we have
- Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. The book emphasizes eco-effectiveness, not eco-efficiency, and the distinction is important. Eco-efficiency says we can design a car with better fuel-efficiency. Eco-effectiveness says we can design a car that actually HELPS the environment, such as a 'nutrivehicle' that emits emissions that are nutritious for nature or industries. By the way, the book itself is not made of paper, but is a 'Durabook' made from plastics and inorganic resins that can theoretically be recycled forever.
- Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage by Heather Rogers. Americans produce the most waste of any people on Earth, says Rogers, but few of us ever think about where all that trash goes. Rogers endeavors to show the inner workings of the waste stream, from the garbage truck to the landfill, incinerator or parts unknown. (synopsis from Publishers Weekly)