Readers will learn:
•How metals and plastics are made and what happens when they are recycled
•The challenges that manufacturers face when trying to make their facilities and products less toxic and less wasteful
•How manufacturers can extract the value of materials while doing less damage to human health and the environment
•The role of individuals, agencies, and governments in improving use and reuse of materials
•How regulations can stifle or promote innovation
•How smart companies are embracing the triple bottom line—profit, people, planet—to yield creative solutions that make manufacturing safer and less wasteful
•Why some big corporations painted as evildoers deserve a second look.
•How reporting standards are making it easier to get a full picture of a company’s environmental footprint
The author explains concepts clearly and concisely through compelling examples and personal stories.
Get the inside scoop from:
•A business owner recycling scrap from airplane manufacturing
•A former geologist running a chain of donut shops
•Two entrepreneurs committed to improving e-waste processing
•An executive promoting social and environmental responsibility at a major electronics company
•A chemist developing safer cleaning products
•Consultants helping businesses embrace practices that save resources and money
•Other business professionals devoted to making the world a better place
Concerned citizens with or without a background in manufacturing or business will find surprising answers to the questions facing companies as they work toward making better use and reuse of materials. Readers will come away with a new awareness of the steps they can take to help the business world succeed in making manufacturing more sustainable and less wasteful.
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About the Author
Julia L F Goldstein holds a PhD in materials science and started her career as an engineer before migrating to journalism in 2001. She is an award-winning journalist and has published articles in multiple trade and business journals. Julia is the owner of JLFG Communications, specializing in white papers and other technical marketing content for companies manufacturing a wide variety of products. She brings her passion for materials and sustainability to life in Material Value, her first book. Julia is active in her local writing community and leads the Seattle chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association. When she's not writing, Julia enjoys playing flute and piccolo and participating in triathlons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Material Value by Julia Goldstein is an excellent book. It covers the materials we use every day and how to become more conscious of their effects on our life. The author speaks in a language the average person can understand. The book layout is such that each chapter flows into the next keeping you interested yet never overwhelmed with information. Material Value discusses what our options are and how we can make a difference as individuals. It is so much more than the typical Reduce, Re-use, Recycle cliches that we normally hear. Material value educates us so we can make a real difference. I would recommend Material Value to readers of all ages hoping to live a more sustainable life and better the world for future generations. I received a digital review copy of this book. The above review is my honest opinion.