Germany, Garbage, & the Green Dot: Challenging the Throwaway Society Bette K. Fishbein

ISBN: 9780788131936

Published: July 28th 1994

Paperback

185 pages


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Germany, Garbage, & the Green Dot: Challenging the Throwaway Society  by  Bette K. Fishbein

Germany, Garbage, & the Green Dot: Challenging the Throwaway Society by Bette K. Fishbein
July 28th 1994 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 185 pages | ISBN: 9780788131936 | 9.39 Mb

For US policy makers & citizens who are grappling with the question of how to handle this countrys mounting municipal garbage & commercial wastes, this report offers a revolutionary approach taken by Germany to promote both recycling &MoreFor US policy makers & citizens who are grappling with the question of how to handle this countrys mounting municipal garbage & commercial wastes, this report offers a revolutionary approach taken by Germany to promote both recycling & source reduction.

German legislation is stimulating industry efforts to reduce packaging & product waste by requiring that the businesses producing packages & products be financially responsible for taking back their used materials & recycling, reusing or disposing of them. This report describes what Germans have done in solid waste policies, the difficulties they are confronting & the impact on wastes to date. It discusses environmental problems that the US & other industrialized countries face, identifies practical solutions: programs & policies that work to conserve our valuable air, land, water & natural resources & enable us to live & do business less wastefully.



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