Wouldn't you like: - Products that don't damage the environment? - A better way of life without agonising about your 'footprint'? - To really know your stuff? Climate change? Biofuels? Nuclear power? Landfills? Recycling? Renewable energy? Environmental issues can feel overwhelming. But, in fact, it is simple; it all comes down to one thing - stuff.
Our use of the Earth's resources - whether a crisp packet or a cargo ship, a T-shirt or a wind turbine - has an inescapable impact on our future.
In The Secret Life of Stuff, Julie Hill uncovers the origins and the true cost of what we use.
Her inventory of over-consumption may shock but it is the first step towards overcoming waste.
The misuse of stuff is not your fault, it's a product of history.
But it is only by understanding what has gone wrong, that everyone - politicians, business people and us as consumers - can create a new and better material world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/01/2011
- Category: The environment
- ISBN: 9780099546580