Rapid computer obsolescence has resulted in thousands of computers--which contain toxic components--being disposed of each year. Authors debate whether America's consumerist lifestyle is creating serious garbage problems in the following chapters: Is Garbage a Serious Problem? Is Recycling Effective? Is Toxic Waste Disposal a Serious Problem? What Innovations Will Help Reduce Waste?
Presents a bold counterargument to the idea that recycling and sustainability programs are inherently beneficial and introduces a new system that will benefit both our environment and economy--without asking consumers to consume less * Explains why recycling and sustainability programs are ineffective because they focus solely on doing less harm rather than improving both the economy and the environment