The U. S. Paper Industry and Sustainable Production: An Argument for Restructuring (Urban and Industrial Environments)
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Maureen Smith is a Senior Research Associate with the UCLA Pollution Prevention Education and Research Center.
"Smith's book is an entirely credible and comprehensive plan forrestructuring an entire industrial sector toward ecological imperatives.Its scope and attention to detail will lead to widespread acceptance of thechallenge and the practical initiatives required for success." Paul Hawken, author, The Ecology of Commerce
Four Stars Peter Good book for updating on what's happening
She highlights the need for regional perspectives that integrate environmental, social, and economic objectives.Urban and Industrial Environment series. In closing, Smith argues convincingly against narrowly focused attempts to "fix" the problems associated with the industry, and offers practical guidance on new frameworks and approaches for industrial restructuring. In this richly detailed study, Maureen Smith shows how industrial and environmental analysis can be synthesized to clarify these complex problems and produce solutions. Building on this base she reveals structural barriers within the industry that have impeded positive change and shows how these barriers are reinforced by the traditional isolation of environmental policy domains.The study includes a comparative analysis of how organochlorine pollution from pulp mills has been addressed in the United States, Europe, and Canada (and why the United States has seen the slowest rate of progress); an assessment of commodity trade patterns in the industry and how they are linked to resource demand; an examination of the momentum building around annual plant fiber use and the diverse interests it reflects;