The Resource Materials matter : toward a sustainable materials policy, Kenneth Geiser

Materials matter : toward a sustainable materials policy, Kenneth Geiser

Label
Materials matter : toward a sustainable materials policy
Title
Materials matter
Title remainder
toward a sustainable materials policy
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Geiser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The products we purchase and use are assembled from a wide range of naturally occurring and manufactured materials. But too often we create hazards for the ecosystem and human health as we mine, process, distribute, use, and dispose of these materials. Until recently, most research has focused on the waste end of material cycles. This book argues that the safest and least costly point at which to avoid environmental damage is when materials are first designed and selected for use in industrial production.Materials Matter presents convincing evidence that we can use fewer materials and eliminate the use of many toxic chemicals by focusing directly on material (chemical) use when products are designed. It also shows how manufacturers can save money by increasing the effectiveness of material use and reducing the use of toxic chemicals. It advocates new directions for the material sciences and government policies on materials. And it argues that manufacturers, suppliers, and customers need to set more socially responsible policies for products and services to achieve higher environmental and health goals."
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
620.1/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA403.6
LC item number
.G45 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Urban and industrial environments
Label
Materials matter : toward a sustainable materials policy, Kenneth Geiser
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-471) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Material incompatibilities -- Developing industrial materials -- The economy of industrial materials -- Industrial materials and the environment -- Industrial materials and public health -- The Federal policy response -- The performance of industrial materials policies -- Reconsidering materials policies -- Recycling and reuse of materials -- Advanced and engineered materials -- Renewable materials -- Biobased materials
Control code
ocm61850656
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 479 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262273633
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36532125
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61850656
  • acaebk0262273632

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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