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Author Geiser, Ken

Title Materials matter : toward a sustainable materials policy / Kenneth Geiser
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2001

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 479 pages) : illustrations
Series Urban and industrial environments
Urban and industrial environments.
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
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."
Analysis ENVIRONMENT/Environmental Politics & Policy
PHYSICAL SCIENCES/Materials Science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-471) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Materials -- Government policy
Materials -- Environmental aspects
Materials -- Health aspects
Public health.
Pollutants.
Social control.
Medical care.
Sociology.
Social sciences.
Manufactures.
Pollution.
Medical policy.
Public Health
Public Policy
Environmental Pollutants
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture
Social Control Policies
Environment and Public Health
Toxic Actions
Technology, Industry, Agriculture
Social Control, Formal
Policy
Chemical Actions and Uses
Delivery of Health Care
Sociology
Chemicals and Drugs
Health Care Economics and Organizations
Social Sciences
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Manufactured Materials
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Pollution -- prevention & control
Manufactured Materials -- standards
Hazardous Substances
Health Policy
public health.
pollutants.
sociology.
social sciences.
chemical pollution.
pollution.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Material Science.
Materials -- Environmental aspects.
Materials -- Health aspects.
Environmental pollution -- Prevention and control.
Manufactured Materials -- standards.
Hazardous substances.
Health Policy.
Materials -- Government policy.
Sociology.
Social sciences.
Social control.
Public health.
Pollution.
Pollutants.
Medical policy.
Medical care.
Manufactures.
Materials -- Environmental aspects.
Materials -- Government policy.
Materials -- Health aspects.
Recycling
Grondstoffenbeheer.
Grondstoffenpolitiek.
Duurzame ontwikkeling.
Materiaaltoepassing.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780262273633
0262273632
1423728750
9781423728757
0262262819
9780262262811