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Life Without Plastic

Author : Jay Sinha
ISBN : 9781624144264
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 74.51 MB
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After the birth of their son, Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon set out on a journey to eliminate plastic baby bottles as the Canadian government banned BPA. When they found it was difficult to procure glass baby bottles, Jay and Chantal made it their mission to not only find glass and metal replacements for plastic, but to make those products accessible to the public as well. Printed on wood-free FSC (sustainable certified) paper and with BPA-free ink, Life Without Plastic strives to create more awareness on the issue of BPA, polycarbonates and other single-use plastics, and provides readers with safe, reusable and affordable alternatives. While plastic has its uses in technology, medical and some products around the home, certain single-use plastics release chemicals when put in contact with food and water. These disposable plastics are also found in produce and cleaning products. Jay and Chantal show readers how to analyze their personal plastic use, find alternatives and create easy replacements in this step-by-step guide. Get your family healthier, spread consciousness and create positive reflection on you for helping the environment by taking action.
Category: House & Home

Post Petroleum Design

Author : George Elvin
ISBN : 9781317525134
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 90.96 MB
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Despite the growing demand for design strategies to reduce our petroleum use, no one has yet brought together the lessons of the world’s leading post-petroleum designers into a single resource. Post-Petroleum Design brings them together for the first time. Readers will be introduced to the most current, innovative, plastic-and petroleum-free products and projects in industrial design, architecture, transportation, electronics, apparel and more. Post-Petroleum Design explores firsthand the client and consumer motivations behind the demand, and shares the case studies, principles, best practices, risks and opportunities of the world’s leading post-petroleum design experts who are already meeting that demand. It introduces 40 inspiring individuals from across the globe; people like Eben Bayer, the American innovator whose company, Ecovative, is growing houses from mushrooms; Mohammed Bah Abba, whose Zeer Pot is helping families keep produce fresh in the sweltering Nigerian summer without electricity; and the engineers at Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios whose Biome car evolves from genetically engineered DNA. Post-Petroleum Design gives design professionals the information they need to research, evaluate, and select materials, technologies and design strategies that meet the growing demand for sustainable design, plastic-free materials and process energy conservation. Designer profiles, studies, statistics and many colour illustrations all highlight the work—some of the best design work to be found anywhere, and showcased here for the first time.
Category: Architecture

Plastic Free

Author : Beth Terry
ISBN : 9781620873120
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 65.40 MB
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Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. Now she wants to teach you how you can too. In her quirky and humorous style—well known to the readers of her popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life—Terry provides personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and personal solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Terry includes handy lists and charts for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals— Plastic-Free Heroes—who have gone beyond personal solutions to create a change on a larger scale. Plastic-Free also includes chapters on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren’t as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for anyone concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.
Category: House & Home

Polyhydroxyalkanoates From Palm Oil Biodegradable Plastics

Author : Kumar Sudesh
ISBN : 9783642335396
Genre : Science
File Size : 73.50 MB
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The environmental problems caused by petroleum-based plastic and plastic waste have led to an increasing demand for biobased and biodegradable plastics, such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). These polyesters are synthesized from carbon sources, e.g. sugar and plant oils, by various bacteria. This book highlights the potential of plant oils, especially palm oil, as a feedstock for PHA production. In addition, new PHA applications are discussed and the sustainability of PHA production from plant oils is critically examined.
Category: Science


Author : Norman H. Finkelstein
ISBN : 0761426000
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 36.47 MB
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"An examination of the origin, history, development, and societal impact of the development of plastics"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Topical Themes In Energy And Resources

Author : Yasumitsu Tanaka
ISBN : 9784431553090
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.63 MB
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This book combines issues several critical ones in the energy field (low-energy technologies, renewable energies such as the hydrogen economy, and geothermal energy). Moving towards a more sustainable world requires a complete revolution in the way we manage energy and resources. However, from an academic perspective, this theme is so broad that most educators and researchers tend to focus on just one aspect, and maintaining the broad viewpoint which is necessary for making strategic judgments becomes difficult. Tohoku University addressed this challenge when developing a new education and training program for environmental leaders and brought together the extensive range of expertise available in specific fields into one special course which forms the basis of this book. Now in one volume, both students and educators can be brought up to date on a wide range of critical issues currently being addressed in the field of energy and resources. Chapters on resources include availability (for instance, rare earth metals), extraction and recycling of metals and plastics, and technological solutions to specific waste-disposal problems. In addition, broader strategic issues such as limits to growth and the interaction between the economic system and environmental issues are addressed. Even though each chapter provides topical data and knowledge from disparate and specialized fields, the book is written at a level that is readily understandable by students from all scientific, engineering, and humanities fields.
Category: Business & Economics

Zero Waste 50 Tips For A Plastic Free Life How To Live A Green Lifestyle And A Life Without Plastic

Author : Caroline Piech
ISBN : 1726852164
Genre :
File Size : 24.84 MB
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Waste management and plastic free living Plastic - the ticking time bomb? Are you frightened by the pictures of heaps of garbage on dream beaches? Do you feel helpless and don't know what you can change? This book shows you how dangerous plastic is and gives you concrete tips for a plastic-free life. Everywhere we see pictures of once beautiful beaches, covered with plastic bottles and other plastic waste washed up from the sea. But it is difficult for us to connect to ourselves. Do we have to change something in our daily lives? Everywhere we look we are surrounded by plastic: the hair dryer you use to dry your hair, the cheese packaging you take out of the fridge in the morning, the can of your day cream, everything is made of plastic. And even the cream itself often contains micro plastic, which we cannot see but is no less harmful. Can we just keep doing this or do we have to change anything? In this book you can find: What is plastic? Why is plastic so successful? A day in life in a world of plastic What are the dangers of plastic consumption? Plastic waste at sea: facts and consequences Plastic makes you sick What is already being done by countries, corporations and organizations? What can you do? Become aware of what plastic does to us! Come into action yourself!Don't you go on. Try to live plastic-free . It doesn't have to be a complete renunciation to try to gradually replace plastic in your life with other products. 50 tips for a plastic-free life Put it into practice in your everyday life.As a small bonus you will receive recipes to make your own detergents, cosmetics, etc.

Chemical Change

Author : Darlene R. Stille
ISBN : 0756517176
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 33.94 MB
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Explains how matter creates new substances through processes including explosion, oxidation, and digestion, and discusses the social significance and history of modern chemical industry.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bountiful Baby Purees

Author : Anni Daulter
ISBN : 9781592335169
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 77.47 MB
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Contains recipes for homemade baby food along with recipes for dishes the whole family can enjoy made with extra baby purâee.
Category: Cooking

Life Without Jealousy

Author : Lynda Bevan
ISBN : 9781932690859
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 63.58 MB
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Ask yourself... Do you feel the need to be frequently checking up on your partner? Are you suspicious when you meet new people? Do you often question your partner about where they are going and who they are seeing? Do you withdraw from your partner without giving an explanation as to why you doing this? Do you make all of the social arrangements for your partner's life? Have you ever feigned illness to keep your partner at home? Are you frightened of being unable to survive without your partner? Do you examine on your partner's phone records, emails, or text messages "just in case"? Do you put your partner down over small details or infractions of agreements? If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, then this book is for you. This is the book to help you overcome this unwanted emotion. You will embark on a journey to discover the many types of jealousy. You can use this book as a manual to overcome emotional insecurity issues and to give you a clearer perspective on the emotion of jealousy. By engaging with the exercises with this book, you'll be able to see yourself as you really are and further exercises will assist you in eliminating your jealous thoughts and behavior. "It is hard to believe how much useful information the author has packed into this slender tome." --Sam Vaknin, author of "Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited" Learn more at Book #4 in the 10-Step Empowerment Series from Loving Healing Press FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Love & Romance
Category: Family & Relationships