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Materials Matter: Toward a Sustainable Materials Policy (Urban and Industrial Environments)

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The products we purchase and use are assembled from a wide range of naturally occurring and manufactured materials. But too often we create hazards for the ecosystem and human health as we mine, process, distribute, use, and dispose of these materials. Until recently, most research has focused on the waste end of material cycles. This book argues that the safest and least costly point at which to avoid environmental damage is when materials are first designed and selected for use in industrial production.Materials Matter presents convincing evidence that we can use fewer materials and eliminate the use of many toxic chemicals by focusing directly on material (chemical) use when products are designed. It also shows how manufacturers can save money by increasing the effectiveness of material use and reducing the use of toxic chemicals. It advocates new directions for the material sciences and government policies on materials. And it argues that manufacturers, suppliers, and customers need to set more socially responsible policies for products and services to achieve higher environmental and health goals.

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An argument that the safest and least costly point at which to avoid environmental damage is when materials are first designed and selected for use in industrial production.

Synopsis:

The products we purchase and use are assembled from a wide range of naturally occurring and manufactured materials. But too often we create hazards for the ecosystem and human health as we mine, process, distribute, use, and dispose of these materials. Until recently, most research has focused on the waste end of material cycles. This book argues that the safest and least costly point at which to avoid environmental damage is when materials are first designed and selected for use in industrial production.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262571487
Subtitle:
Toward a Sustainable Materials Policy
Foreword:
Commoner, Barry
Foreword by:
Commoner, Barry
Foreword:
Commoner, Barry
Author:
Geiser, Ken
Author:
Geiser, Kenneth
Author:
Commoner, Barry
Author:
Commoner, Barry
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Material Science
Subject:
Materials
Subject:
Hazardous substances
Subject:
Industrial Design - General
Subject:
Government policy
Subject:
Environmental pollution.
Subject:
Manufactured Materials
Subject:
Materials - Government policy
Subject:
Materials -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments Materials Matter
Series Volume:
71 (99)
Publication Date:
20010525
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
497
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 1.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The products we purchase and use are assembled from a wide range of naturally occurring and manufactured materials. But too often we create hazards for the ecosystem and human health as we mine, process, distribute, use, and dispose of these materials. Until recently, most research has focused on the waste end of material cycles. This book argues that the safest and least costly point at which to avoid environmental damage is when materials are first designed and selected for use in industrial production.
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