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Getting to Zero Waste

Paul Palmer

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ISBN 10: 0976057107 / ISBN 13: 9780976057109
Published by Purple Sky Press 2005-01, 2005
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Title: Getting to Zero Waste

Publisher: Purple Sky Press 2005-01

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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This book presents a radical analysis of how our society manages commodities we no longer want to use. The author considers the garbage paradigm and finds it wanting. Even better than the recycling of materials, he advocates the reuse of the highest function of all goods. The method is entirely general, applying to chemicals and industrial excesses as well as to consumer goods. The author was the first person to ever use the term "Zero Waste" publicly when he started the first company in the world for the recycling of industrial chemicals. The lessons that have been learned in thirty years of chemical recycling are expanded, generalized and applied to the total elimination of garbage as a concept. The book describes the possibilities now opening up thru the use of information technology, the obstacles placed in the way of reuse and many practical business opportunities for moving the field forward.

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Paul Palmer was born in New York City and holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Yale. After spending six years in Turkey and Denmark, teaching and researching, he started Zero Waste Systems Inc. in California in 1973 and has been actively recycling chemicals since then. He makes his home on an organic farm in Sebastopol California, near San Francisco.

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