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The Secret Life of Stuff: A Manual for a New Material World
Like The Omnivore's Dilemma, this inventory of how we consume stuff is a wake-up call—shocking but inspiring, facing facts and finding solutionsTaking readers ona journey through everything around us and how we use it, this bookuncovers the true origin and cost of stuff, and, whilethe inventory will shock, it is the first step toward overcoming waste....
Like The Omnivore's Dilemma, this inventory of how we consume stuff is a wake-up call—shocking but inspiring, facing facts and finding solutionsTaking readers ona journey through everything around us and how we use it, this bookuncovers the true origin and cost of stuff, and, whilethe inventory will shock, it is the first step toward overcoming waste. Environmental issues can feel overwhelming—there seem to beendlessissues to be educated about,includingclimate change, biofuels, nuclear power, landfills, recycling, and non-renewables, but, in fact, it all comes down to one thing—stuff. Howpeople use the earth's resources—whether a slice of bread or a cargo ship, a cotton shirt or a nuclear reactor—affectsthe environment. Over-consumption is not your fault, but it is not something you can ignore either. Hill shows how politicians, business people, and we, as consumers and citizens, together can create a new, and better, material world.
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