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 ... The yearly running cost of a large plasma TV has been estimated at nearly E75, compared to Ap46 for a conventional one and Ap33 for an a#39;energy-accrediteda#39; TV. The bigger the set, and the betteranbsp;...
|Title||:||The Secret Life of Stuff|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2011-01-06|