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Author Gonen, Ron, author.

Title The waste-free world : how the circular economy will take less, make more, and save the planet / Ron Gonen.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Portfolio / Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    338.064 GON    Available
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Description xxv, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "As microplastics collect in the ocean by the ton, natural resources are depleted, and cities face mounting landfill disposal bills, consumers and investors are becoming increasingly focused on the quality, durability and environmental footprint of products--yet many industries continue to try to sell us cheap goods and tell us that recycling is too expensive. In The Waste-Free World, Ron Gonen argues that the old take-make-waste economy has cost us consumers and taxpayers billions while cheating us out of a habitable planet. But it doesn't have to be this way. The Waste-Free World reveals the secret history of wasteful consumption and makes a powerful case for transitioning to a Circular Economy--where companies foster innovation, investors recognize long term value creation and consumers are able to align their values with the products they buy. Drawing from his experience as a recycling entrepreneur, public official, and Co-Founder and CEO of a firm investing in scaling the Circular Economy, Gonen showcases brilliant innovations worldwide, introducing us to the entrepreneurs and business leaders that are maximizing value by aligning the interests of customers, shareholders, and our environment"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Industrial management -- Environmental aspects.
Business enterprises -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable development.
ISBN 9780593191842 hardcover
0593191846 hardcover

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