ISBN: 9781874719182 Year Added to Catalog: 2000 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: maps, charts, index Number of Pages: 6 x 9, 220 pages Book Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing Old ISBN: 1874719187 Release Date: July 21, 1999 Web Product ID: 16
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The Road to Zero Emissions, More Jobs, More Income, and No Pollution
"Zero Emissions" has become a definitive term in the debate on sustainable development in the last few years. While considered a utopian target by some, the concept clearly describes what business and industry of the future must aim to achieve. There is no confusion here; the aim is transparent: no pollution and no waste.
Only when industry mimics nature, where nothing is wasted, can it achieve the same levels of material productivity. The world of waste is a world of opportunity. A world where the waste from one process can become the raw material for another—a cascade of new materials once thought worthless supporting new products, new processes and new wealth—as industries that were previously considered unrelated cluster together. A world where new business will be created on an unprecedented scale. This is not just a theory: projects in the agro-business, based on integrated biosystems, are already up and have proved effective.
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About the Author
Gunter Pauli, formerly the President of Ecover, was responsible for the construction of Europe's first ecological factory. In 1994, he founded and now directs the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI). He lectures regularly to business executives and governments on competitive strategies. He has written a number of books and is published in twelve languages.