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  • Reducir, reutilizar, reciclar (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)by Suzanne Barchers

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    The students in this book want to protect the environment. The students use graphs to show the many ways they can reduce, reuse, and recycle. They can reduce the amount water they use. They can reuse paper. But it is recycling that really gets them excited. The students bring in old cans and bottles. They use a graph to find out how much money they... more...

  • Making a Green Machineby Finn Arne Jørgensen

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 44.95

     Making a Green Machine examines the development of the Scandinavian beverage container deposit-refund system, which has the highest return rates in the world, from 1970 to present. Finn Arne Jorgensen's comparative framework charts the complex network of business and political actors involved in the development of the reverse vending machine... more...

  • The Garbage Crisisby Randika Jayasinghe; Usman Mushtaq; Toni Smythe; Caroline Baillie

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    This book will focus on "Waste Management," a serious global issue and engineers' responsibility towards finding better solutions for its sustainable management. Solid waste management is one of the major environmental burdens in both developed and developing countries alike. An alarming rate of solid waste generation trends can be seen as a result... more...

  • Waste Management and the Environment VIby V. Popov; H. Itoh; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 386.00

    Featuring papers published at the Sixth International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment, this book contains contributions on the topics such as: Advanced Waste Treatment Technology, Wastewater Treatment; Resources Recovery; Waste Incineration and Gasification; Waste Pre-Treatment; Separation and Transformation; Landfills; Soil and... more...

  • E-Waste Managementby Klaus Hieronymi; Ramzy Kahhat; Eric Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The landscape of electronic waste, e-waste, management is changing dramatically. Besides a rapidly increasing world population, globalization is driving the demand for products, resulting in rising prices for many materials. Absolute scarcity looms for some special resources such as indium. Used electronic products and recyclable materials are increasingly... more...

  • Environmental Impacts of Waste Paper Recyclingby Yrjo Virtanen; Sten Nilsson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.95

    Public concern for the conservation of natural resources and a general awareness of the environmental consequences of waste disposal is reflected in current legislation aimed at reducing waste. Recycling is commonly cited as one of the preferred methods of waste reduction and this book summarizes a recent study of paper recycling in Europe, which investigated... more...

  • Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commonsby Bruce Lankford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes a major advance in our understanding of this topic by analysing resource efficiency and efficiency gains from the perspective of common pool... more...

  • Making the Modern Worldby Vaclav Smil

    Wiley 2013; US$ 45.00

    How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials?  These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization. Over the course of time, the modern world has become dependent on unprecedented... more...

  • Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia and the Pacific Islandsby Agamuthu Pariatamby; Masaru Tanaka

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Solid waste management issues, technologies and challenges are dynamic. More so, in developing and transitory nations in Asia. This book, written by Asian experts in solid waste management, explores the current situation in Asian countries including Pacific Islands. There are not many technical books of this kind, especially dedicated to this region... more...

  • Household Waste Recyclingby Richard Waite

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Households in the UK each generate around one tonne of waste per year, and the successful management and disposal of this waste is becoming an increasingly important issue. In many cases, recycling is the most sensible option, and the UK government has set a target to recycle a quarter of all household waste by the year 2000. This book gives an overview... more...