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Brave New Recycling Economy: Movement Turns Trash to Treasure


Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenliving, coolstuff, design, recycling, Sustainabililty, world, architecture )

Cal
- 37 days ago - spiegel.de
Every piece of garbage can be turned into raw material that can be used in future products. With his influential Cradle to Cradle movement, Germany's Michael Braungart espouses a form of eco-hedonism that puts smart production before conservation.



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John S. (304)
Friday August 15, 2014, 5:04 am
True, you wonder why we need so much stuff, and why it has to be updated so often. Of course I read Care2 articles that prefer that there is not a reduction in waste that has led companies to reap bigger profits, but why not pay people more so that the waste can be transferred to the end user.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday August 15, 2014, 8:32 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Marianne R. (101)
Friday August 15, 2014, 9:00 am
Thanks Cal
 

pam w. (191)
Friday August 15, 2014, 10:03 am
I love this....why can't it happen everywhere? Every day?
 

Carol P. (44)
Friday August 15, 2014, 10:51 am
I'm actually a little surprised to see Brad Pitt extolling the virtues of a book on recycling. Much better than the Jennifer Anniston era when he drove a Hummer.
 

Darren Woolsey (76)
Friday August 15, 2014, 11:09 am
Brilliant idea/s. . . a shame they are not more widespread.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday August 15, 2014, 12:35 pm
Pam W. says it all. Thanks for sharing.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Friday August 15, 2014, 12:46 pm
There are benches in a local grocery store made from thousands of plastic bags.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday August 15, 2014, 1:30 pm
Yes it can! We just need tofind the way to reuse EVERYTHING :)
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Friday August 15, 2014, 3:56 pm
Thanks, Cal.
 

S J. (116)
Friday August 15, 2014, 7:59 pm
noted, thanks
 

Debra G. (0)
Friday August 15, 2014, 9:36 pm
Interesting approach. But what about materials that degrade in processing like wood? Guess I'll have to read the book.
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 12:01 am
At the current rate, Germany, a country smaller in size than Montana, will outshine us in many aspects in the coming years.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 12:40 am
Noted.
 

Krista Slavin (189)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:11 am
Cool. It's safe to say we have more trash than we know what to do with.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 3:25 am
We waste far too much stuff!

 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 5:50 am
Great idea! Thanks Cal.
 

Panchali Yapa (13)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 7:03 am
Thank you
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 10:33 am
Great concept!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:18 pm
My Home is Filled with Valued Recycled Treasures through Years and Years of Collecting ! Being an artist Wonderful and Endless Opportunities for me and Many Others !
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 3:04 am
This will probally be the norm in the future.
 
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