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Recycling reconsidered : the present failure and future promise of environmental action in the United States

Author: Samantha MacBride
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
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How the success and popularity of recycling has diverted attention from the steep environmental costs of manufacturing the goods we consume and discard.
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MacBride, Samantha.
Recycling reconsidered.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2010053623
(OCoLC)700037609
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samantha MacBride
ISBN: 9780262298551 0262298554 1283448882 9781283448888
OCLC Number: 774393839
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Rags and bottles --
Curbside recycling collection --
Tonnage and toxicity : the nonissue of nonhazardous industrial waste --
Scale and sufficiency : zero waste and the quest for environmental --
Justice --
Extended plastics responsibility : producers as reluctant stewards --
Conclusion --
Appendix i --
Summary of the best available data from the us EPA on solid waste --
Generation, disposal and recycling in the United States --
Appendix ii --
Summary of textile and glass disposal and recycling, for the most recent --
Year available, in the United States --
Appendix iii --
Changes in MSW quantity and composition over time --
Appendix iv --
Fractions of MSW that can be targeted for reuse using a model of repair --
Refurbishment, and retailing --
Appendix v --
Details on various quantities of different plastics in MSW --
Appendix vi --
Series list.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: Samantha MacBride.

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How the success and popularity of recycling has diverted attention from the steep environmental costs of manufacturing the goods we consume and discard.

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