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McDonough and Braungart lay out a good case for designing products so that everything can be reused once the product is beyond its useful life. Moreover, they are big fans of upcycling rather than downcycling, which they explain well. Narration is solid.
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I read this when a friend was looking into joining an Intentional Community and this was one of the books on their suggested reading list. This is a bit long for the amount of information presented. The basic idea is simple; we can now use technology to create products that are designed to be fully reusable after they outlive the original use. This seems a bit simple and obvious, but it is not quite as simple as it sounds. The authors do not ignore the difficulties of successfully marketing, and they give a few examples, but they don’t provide a lot of specifics or strategies.
I did not find this book worth my time, simply because, once you get the simple idea, there is little more presented except a few examples with the various difficulties and successes involved.
The narration is good, but not great.