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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

Label
Outsmart waste : the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it
Title
Outsmart waste
Title remainder
the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it
Statement of responsibility
Tom Szaky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Label
Outsmart waste : the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it, Tom Szaky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unique nature of garbage -- Where the modern idea of garbage originated -- The role of the individual purchase -- Our primary global solution to waste : bury it -- The energy inherent in our waste -- The hierarchy of waste -- The art of upcycling -- The science of recycling -- The critical element of separation -- The economics of outsmarting waste -- Waste is over (if you want it)
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 156 pages
Isbn
9781626560246
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013034263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn832260106
  • (OCoLC)832260106
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
Contents
The unique nature of garbage -- Where the modern idea of garbage originated -- The role of the individual purchase -- Our primary global solution to waste : bury it -- The energy inherent in our waste -- The hierarchy of waste -- The art of upcycling -- The science of recycling -- The critical element of separation -- The economics of outsmarting waste -- Waste is over (if you want it)
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 156 pages
Isbn
9781626560246
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013034263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn832260106
  • (OCoLC)832260106

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