Use less stuff: environmental solutions for who we really are
Ballantine Pub. Group, Dec 1, 1998 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
Q: What do all of the previous civilizations that practiced recycling have in common? A: They're extinct. Let's face it. Recycling has its limits. But so does our Earth. As environmentalists Robert Lilienfeld and William Rathje explain, the answer to our twenty-first century garbage crisis is both simple and practical--use less stuff. This groundbreaking consumer guide suggests helpful money- and energy-saving tips for everyone who cares about how we live today and tomorrow. Learn to reduce and reuse with creative suggestions for all areas of your life, including: At home: Turn down the heat before guests arrive for a party--the extra body heat will warm up the room During the holidays: Save gift boxes to use the following year At the store: Buy products that come in concentrated formats--like juice and detergent At the office: Donate or sell old office equipment At school: Post announcements on a school Web site In the great outdoors: Bring magic markers to your picnic so guests can label their cups and plates And many more! Start a war on waste and help save the planet!
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Review: Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really AreUser Review - Louise - Goodreads
i super-love william rathje. his garbage project is a true modern day archaeological dig, which gives him great insight into consumption. Read full review
Review: Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really AreUser Review - Jenny - Goodreads
My whole life I have been cheap and/or thrifty and/or frugal and/or a non-consumer. So most of the things he was suggesting, I am already doing. Also, the book is a little out of date. So not terribly helpful for me, but maybe for others. Or perhaps he could do a second edition? Read full review
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