Material Concerns: Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life

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Overview

Material Concerns offers new perspectives on key environmental issues - pollution prevention, ecological economics, limits to sustainability, consumer behaviour and government policy. The first non-technical introduction to preventative environmental management, Material Concerns offers realistic prospects for improving the quality of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415132480
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
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
Notes 194
Select bibliography 208
Index 210
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