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Both old sayings and new trends of environmental management show that prevention is always preferable to any cure. By redesigning products, streamlining industrial processes, and readjusting patterns of consumption, it is ...
Both old sayings and new trends of environmental management show that prevention is always preferable to any cure. By redesigning products, streamlining industrial processes, and readjusting patterns of consumption, it is possible to promote and sustain economic development within the limits of environmental protection.
Material Concerns offers the first non-technical introduction to preventative environmental management. Using detailed case studies from across the industrial world, it unites the essential themes in the current debate surrounding development: new thinking on pollution prevention and ecological economics, the calculated limits to sustainability, and the real implications of the shift to a service economy.
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|1||Living in a Material World: Rough guide to a lonely planet||1|
|2||Material Transitions: The birth of the industrial economy||22|
|3||Farewell to Love Canal: From industrial afterthought to environmental foresight||40|
|4||A Stitch in Time: The principles of prevention||58|
|5||Easy Virtues: Saving money through pollution prevention||85|
|6||Persistent Vices: Understanding resistance to change||105|
|7||Back to the Future: Reinventing the service economy||126|
|8||Negotiating Change: Dematerialisation and the profit motive||144|
|9||Growth in Crisis: Untangling the logic of wealth||160|
|10||Beyond Material Concerns: Regaining quality of life||177|