The Secret Life of Stuff

The Secret Life of Stuff: A Manual for a New Material World

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Politics, Environmental Politics
Paperback Published on: 06/01/2011
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099546580
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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The Secret Life of Stuff
An inspirational guide to greening the world
Julie Hill’s new book, ‘The Secret Life of Stuff’, is a fascinating tour through the modern material world. She shows us what all those things we consume a... READ MORE
Patrick Mahon