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Presents an introduction to the recycling of paper, plastic, metal, glass, household waste, and compost, describing how each is sourced, the impact on the environment, and the recycling process. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Recycle: The Essential Guide is a basic introduction to the how’s, what’s, when’s and where’s of recycling. With vibrant visuals and a clear, accessible layout, the book illustrates all angles of the subject from the urgency of resource depletion to the lighter, consumer-oriented aspect of eco-design.
Recycle opens with an introduction from renowned Guardian journalist, Lucy Siegle. In her inimitable way, Siegle contextualizes recycling in the changing global economy; discussing the way it has changed throughout the ages, and raising questions about where it is headed. Following the introduction is a comprehensive section of recyclable materials; Paper, Plastic, Metal, Glass, Household Waste and Compost. Each material is explained in depth; how it is sourced, its impact on the environment, how the recycling process occurs and what each individual reader can do to facilitate these processes. Interspersed amongst these sections will be a variety of little stories, facts and suggestions for inventive reuse in the home. Colorful and distinctive images run alongside, giving voice to the text.
The third section of the book is a series of 20 case studies from around the world. These case studies pay tribute to exceptionally successful or innovative approaches to recycling, such as those of New York state prison’s composting and Curitiba, in Brazil, as well as representing the darker side of recycling that of illegal export of waste to developing countries. Some of the cases will be on a national scale, others small, local initiatives. Together they illustrate just how global this issue is, and how important it is to learn from others, to find solutions to the ever expanding problem of waste.
A consumer directory follows; from chairs made out of bathtubs, to bags made out of billboard banners and strange countertop alternatives of melted mobile phones, this section addresses the issue of eco-design. In order to move forward with recycling, we as consumers need to support the recycling industries as well as the designers and artists who are using found resources, rather than producing new ones. Funky furniture, clothes and home accessories, brilliantly illustrated, with contact details alongside, will show that ethical living and trendiness are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
Recycle is a call to action, and the penultimate section of the book shows readers how to take that action. A comprehensive international directory points readers in the direction of organizations and companies who can offer advice and solutions to any recycling query they may have. This directory is divided into three sections; governmental, non-governmental and materials. Whether you’re wondering about glass recycling or need to get in touch with your local authority, this directory will guide your way. Finally, a glossary clarifies the meaning of all the important recycling terms. It’s time to wake up and smell the rubbish. It’s time to take responsibility for our waste. Recycle is the essential guide for all those who want to take that journey but aren’t sure where to start.
"The new bible of the eco-classes." The Times
"A brilliant book that makes recycling fun and exciting. [...] Pitched at just the right level to be useful for both school-children, practitioners and researchers, and is packed with amazing photos, facts and figures." Ecozine
"The real treat within this guide is the completeness of its recycling advice." The Ecologist
"A beautifully designed 'how to' guide, which is also clear enough to appeal to a child. By the end of it you'll know everything about the subject." Time Out
Casa editrice: Black Dog Publishing London UK
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Black Dog Publishing London UK 01/07/2010, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Codice libro della libreria 6545-9781907317026
Descrizione libro -. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Recycle: The Essential Guide This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Codice libro della libreria 7719-9781907317026
Descrizione libro Black Dog Publishing, 2010. Condizione libro: Very Good. Second Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP75873508
Descrizione libro Black Dog Publishing, 2010. Condizione libro: Good. Second Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP68810185
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Descrizione libro Black Dog Publishing London UK, 2010. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9781907317026