The Secret Life of Stuff

The Secret Life of Stuff

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Wouldn't you like: - Products that don't damage the environment? - A better way of life without agonising about your 'footprint'? - To really know your stuff? Climate change? Biofuels? Nuclear power? Landfills? Recycling? Renewable energy? Environmental issues can feel overwhelming. But, in fact, it is simple; it all comes down to one thing - stuff. Our use of the Earth's resources - whether a crisp packet or a cargo ship, a T-shirt or a wind turbine - has an inescapable impact on our future. In The Secret Life of Stuff, Julie Hill uncovers the origins and the true cost of what we use. Her inventory of over-consumption may shock but it is the first step towards overcoming waste. The misuse of stuff is not your fault, it's a product of history. But it is only by understanding what has gone wrong, that everyone - politicians, business people and us as consumers - can create a new and better material world.A Manual for a New Material World Julie Hill ... Only really their use in products. ... at least five hundred years ago, but here it is delivered through an espresso machine invented in the early twentieth century and now utilising the best stainlessanbsp;...

Title:The Secret Life of Stuff
Author:Julie Hill
Publisher:Random House - 2011-01-06


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