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Brave New Recycling Economy: Movement Turns Trash to Treasure

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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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Past Member (0)
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.

. (0)
Friday August 15, 2014, 8:32 am
Thanks Cal.

Marianne R. (98)
Friday August 15, 2014, 9:00 am
Thanks Cal

pam w. (138)
Friday August 15, 2014, 10:03 am
I love this....why can't it happen everywhere? Every day?

Carol P. (46)
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 (217)
Friday August 15, 2014, 11:09 am
Brilliant idea/s. . . a shame they are not more widespread.

Birgit W. (159)
Friday August 15, 2014, 12:35 pm
Pam W. says it all. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria picchetti (310)
Friday August 15, 2014, 12:46 pm
There are benches in a local grocery store made from thousands of plastic bags.

Melania Padilla (197)
Friday August 15, 2014, 1:30 pm
Yes it can! We just need tofind the way to reuse EVERYTHING :)

Mitchell D. (136)
Friday August 15, 2014, 3:56 pm
Thanks, Cal.

S J. (133)
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.

Charlene Rush (79)
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.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 12:40 am

Krista Slavin (209)
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 (5)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 3:25 am
We waste far too much stuff!


Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 5:50 am
Great idea! Thanks Cal.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 7:03 am
Thank you

natasha salgado (717)
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 (225)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 3:04 am
This will probally be the norm in the future.
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