Monday, April 13, 2009
Wastenomics is the title of a book that delves into the economics of waste. I think of it as more than waste reduction but profiting from waste and evaluating the waste stream in a new way. I think by streamlining processes and minimizing waste we will be better off. If we find ways to change our disposable culture that will help. Otherwise, we will need to find new ways to extract value from waste and make it less harmful overall. For a brief primer on the premise I found this PDF that gives an overview of the concept.