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New Ships From Canada. New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 352 p. Audience: General/trade. From Library Journal: Can we "'"change the world one ... diaper at a time? "'" Discussing "'"Biobottoms"'" "'"Baby Bunz, "'" and cloth diaper companies, as well as "'"Rainforest Crunch"'" ice cream and "'"Styrotrash, "'" this book gives practical information on products and companies to consumers who wish to be more environmentally aware ("'"green"'") in their purchases. Originally published in England, this has been revised for American audiences and includes an overview of green consumerism, a guide to products and companies, an up-to-date green bibliography, and a directory of environmental organizations. Future editions/updates are planned. Recommended for all public libraries. See also Diane MacEachern's Save Our Planet, reviewed in this issue, below. --Ed. -Diane M. Brown, Univ. of California Lib., Berkeley Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. Ingram: The m. Read more Show Less

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1990 Trade paperback New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 352 p. Audience: General/trade. From Library Journal: Can we "change the world one ... diaper at a time? " Discussing "Biobottoms" "Baby Bunz, " and cloth diaper companies, as well as "Rainforest Crunch" ice cream and "Styrotrash, " this book gives practical information on products and companies to consumers who wish to be more environmentally aware ("green") in their purchases. Originally published in England, this has been revised for American audiences and includes an overview of green consumerism, a guide to products and companies, an up-to-date green bibliography, and a directory of environmental organizations. Future editions/updates are planned. Recommended for all public libraries. See also Diane MacEachern's Save Our Planet, reviewed in this issue, below. --Ed. -Diane M. Brown, Univ. of California Lib., Berkeley Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. Ingram: The must-have handbook of environmental-friendl Read more Show Less

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Library Journal
Can we ``change the world one diaper at a time?'' Discussing ``Biobottoms'' ``Baby Bunz,'' and cloth diaper companies, as well as ``Rainforest Crunch'' ice cream and ``Styrotrash,'' this book gives practical information on products and companies to consumers who wish to be more environmentally aware (``green'') in their purchases. Originally published in England, this has been revised for American audiences and includes an overview of green consumerism, a guide to products and companies, an up-to-date green bibliography, and a directory of environmental organizations. Future editions/updates are planned. Recommended for all public libraries. See also Diane MacEachern's Save Our Planet , reviewed in this issue, below.--Ed.-- Diane M. Brown, Univ. of California Lib., Berkeley
Booknews
It's a deadly mistake to think that consumption is the answer to consumption, but for those who aren't ready to switch from surplus to sustenance this is an appealing guide to the environmentally safer but no less attractive consumer products. (RC) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140127089
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/1990
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction 3
The Three R's 10
Seven Environmental Problems You Can Do Something About 14
The Problem of Packaging 33
The Recycling Solution 44
Eco-Labeling 51
Automobiles 55
The Elusive Electric Car 61
Buying Green 64
Driving Green 68
A Fuel's Paradise 74
Disposing of Hazardous Substances 79
The Green Commuter 85
Clothing & Personal Care Products 89
The Fabrics of Our Lives 90
The Diaper Dilemma 98
Earth-Friendly Cosmetics 102
Cruelty-Free Products 108
Food & Groceries 115
How Safe Is Our Food? 118
Organic Foods 123
Along the Shelves 126
Paper Products 153
Greener Cleaners 158
Products for the Ages 166
Natural Cleaners 168
Garden & Pet Supplies 175
Problems with Pesticides 176
Natural Remedies for Pests and Diseases 182
Healthy Lawns, Healthy People 185
Composting 190
How Trees Save the Earth 192
Dealing with Pets' Pests 195
Home Energy & Furnishings 203
Energy-Efficient Appliances 204
Products to Save Energy 228
Green Lights 233
Rechargeable Batteries 241
Saving Water at Home 244
Ecological House Paint 247
Earth-Friendly Furniture 253
Good Wood 258
Responsible Travel 261
Eco-Tour Organizations 266
Toys & Gifts 273
A Grab-Bag of Eco- Toys 275
Green Gifts for Everyone 277
Alternative Trade Organizations 282
How to Get Involved 287
Taking On Local Polluters 288
The Power of Consumer Boycotts 294
Investing in the Environment 298
Making Your Business Green 302
Environmental Organizations 306
Index 332
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