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Reduce, reuse, reimagine : sorting out the recycling system, Beth Porter

Label
Reduce, reuse, reimagine : sorting out the recycling system
Title
Reduce, reuse, reimagine
Title remainder
sorting out the recycling system
Statement of responsibility
Beth Porter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ecosystems require balance to survive, and when that balance is compromised, disaster can befall the whole system. To keep a balance in our global ecosystem, we need to use resources efficiently, equitably, and sustainably. In both nature and economics, we observe that when a healthy distribution of resources is achieved, systems can not only function but flourish. The United States recycles roughly 34% of its waste and has been stuck at this level for decades. Recycling brings a balance to our system by managing resources in a loop. When done well, it benefits communities and the environment. Individuals are a key part of connecting this loop because we provide a supply of materials and a demand for new recycled products. But many of us don't know what happens after those items leave our homes. We're confused by inconsistent rules of what we can and can't recycle. Our confusion has huge consequences and is a reason why our recycling is stuck. Throughout Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine, Beth Porter provides answers to clear up that confusion, and shares great resources about recycling, explaining the complexity, guiding individual action, and contextualizing its history. This book reveals how we arrived at this state of dysfunction, and what steps we need to employ to be an active participant in strengthening our recycling system. Nature knows how to recycle itself, decomposing waste back into the soil to continue the circle of growth. We should follow its lead
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Beth
Dewey number
363.72/820973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD794.5
LC item number
.P6745 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Waste minimization
  • United States
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Waste minimization
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Waste Management
Label
Reduce, reuse, reimagine : sorting out the recycling system, Beth Porter
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ecosystem of recycling -- When recycling was patriotic -- Running out of room -- Why reduce and reuse come first -- What's the point of recycling? -- Where your recyclables go -- How psychology affects recycling and waste -- Economics of recycling -- Taking action from your curbside to Capitol Hill
Control code
on1027832012
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781538105399
Lccn
2018009452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1027832012
Label
Reduce, reuse, reimagine : sorting out the recycling system, Beth Porter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ecosystem of recycling -- When recycling was patriotic -- Running out of room -- Why reduce and reuse come first -- What's the point of recycling? -- Where your recyclables go -- How psychology affects recycling and waste -- Economics of recycling -- Taking action from your curbside to Capitol Hill
Control code
on1027832012
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781538105399
Lccn
2018009452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1027832012

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