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Material Value

More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products

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Are you concerned about plastic waste and its effect on public health and the environment? Are you curious about what is being done to reduce the volume of materials produced and discarded every year? Material Value explains the challenges facing the manufacturing world and how to make choices that are less wasteful and less harmful to people and the environment.

Readers will discover:
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
How smart companies are embracing the triple bottom line—people, planet, profit—to make manufacturing safer and more efficient
Why some big corporations painted as evildoers deserve a second look

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

If you care about making the material world more sustainable and want to learn more, read Material Value to discover the true value of materials and how society can use them more wisely.

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