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Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products

Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products

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Lunghezza: 365 pagine4 ore

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Readers will learn:
•How metals and plastics are made and what happens when they are recycled
•The challenges that manufacturers face when trying to make their facilities and products less toxic and less wasteful
•How manufacturers can extract the value of materials while doing less damage to human health and the environment
•The role of individuals, agencies, and governments in improving use and reuse of materials
•How regulations can stifle or promote innovation
•How smart companies are embracing the triple bottom line—profit, people, planet—to yield creative solutions that make manufacturing safer and less wasteful
•Why some big corporations painted as evildoers deserve a second look.
•How reporting standards are making it easier to get a full picture of a company’s environmental footprint

The author explains concepts clearly and concisely through compelling examples and personal stories.
Get the inside scoop from:
•A business owner recycling scrap from airplane manufacturing
•A former geologist running a chain of donut shops
•Two entrepreneurs committed to improving e-waste processing
•An executive promoting social and environmental responsibility at a major electronics company
•A chemist developing safer cleaning products
•Consultants helping businesses embrace practices that save resources and money
•Other business professionals devoted to making the world a better place

Concerned citizens with or without a background in manufacturing or business will find surprising answers to the questions facing companies as they work toward making better use and reuse of materials. Readers will come away with a new awareness of the steps they can take to help the business world succeed in making manufacturing more sustainable and less wasteful.

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Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products

Azioni libro

Inizia a leggere

Informazioni sul libro

Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products

Lunghezza: 365 pagine4 ore

Descrizione

Readers will learn:
•How metals and plastics are made and what happens when they are recycled
•The challenges that manufacturers face when trying to make their facilities and products less toxic and less wasteful
•How manufacturers can extract the value of materials while doing less damage to human health and the environment
•The role of individuals, agencies, and governments in improving use and reuse of materials
•How regulations can stifle or promote innovation
•How smart companies are embracing the triple bottom line—profit, people, planet—to yield creative solutions that make manufacturing safer and less wasteful
•Why some big corporations painted as evildoers deserve a second look.
•How reporting standards are making it easier to get a full picture of a company’s environmental footprint

The author explains concepts clearly and concisely through compelling examples and personal stories.
Get the inside scoop from:
•A business owner recycling scrap from airplane manufacturing
•A former geologist running a chain of donut shops
•Two entrepreneurs committed to improving e-waste processing
•An executive promoting social and environmental responsibility at a major electronics company
•A chemist developing safer cleaning products
•Consultants helping businesses embrace practices that save resources and money
•Other business professionals devoted to making the world a better place

Concerned citizens with or without a background in manufacturing or business will find surprising answers to the questions facing companies as they work toward making better use and reuse of materials. Readers will come away with a new awareness of the steps they can take to help the business world succeed in making manufacturing more sustainable and less wasteful.

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