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The Zero Waste Solution : Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time

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Waste is something we all make every day but often pay little attention to. That's changing, and model programs around the globe show the many different ways a community can strive for, and achieve, zero-waste status. Scientist-turned-activist Paul Connett, a leading international figure in decades-long battles to fight pollution, has championed efforts to curtail overconsumption and keep industrial toxins out of our air and drinking water and bodies. But he's best known around the world for leading efforts to help communities deal with their waste in sustainable ways--in other words, to eliminate and reuse waste rather than burn it or stow it away in landfills. In The Zero Waste Solution, Connett profiles the most successful zero-waste initiatives around the world, showing activists, planners, and entrepreneurs how to re-envision their community's waste-handling process--by consuming less, turning organic waste into compost, recycling, reusing other waste, demanding nonwasteful product design, and creating jobs and bringing community members together in the process. The book also exposes the greenwashing behind renewed efforts to promote waste incinerators as safe, nontoxic energy suppliers, and gives detailed information on how communities can battle incineration projects that, even at their best, emit dangerous particles into the atmosphere, many of which remain unregulated or poorly regulated. An important toolkit for anyone interested in creating sustainable communities, generating secure local jobs, and keeping toxic alternatives at bay.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152.4 x 218.44 x 25.4mm | 679.99g
  • Chelsea Green Publishing Co
  • White River Junction, United States
  • English
  • 1603584897
  • 9781603584890
  • 425,430

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"This would have been the book to have when we first began fighting the incinerator proposal in our region of Ontario. It's full of relevant, factual information and suggests specific questions to pose to decision makers and regulators. It also demonstrates that a sustainable zero-waste strategy is achievable, and far more preferable than society's current focus on waste disposal."--Kerry Meydam and Wendy Bracken, Durham Environment Watch, and Louis Bertrand and Linda Gasser, Zero Waste 4 Zero Burning, Ontario

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