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Making Things Greener: Motivations and Influences in the Greening of Manufacturing

Out of Print

Series: Studies in Green Research Series

By: Mardie Townsend

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | May 1998 | #84728 | ISBN: 1840143851
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About this book

In 1991 Australia was (and still is) confronting several key problems: economic problems, resulting in high levels of unemployment and growing foreign debt; and bio-physical environmental problems, relating to greenhouse gases, depletion of the ozone layer, pollution and resource depletion. The development of "green" industry has been seen by many in the community as having the potential to contribute to the solution of both sets of problems. However, for this potential to be realized, information was and is required about the factors which might promote the expansion of "green" industry. This book answers questions about the broad need for change; factors influencing behaviour towards the environment; organizational behaviour, and "green" industries; and factors motivating, facilitating and inhibiting "greening" processes.


Contents

Unless we change we'll get where we're going; human behaviour towards the environment - patterns and understanding; "Green!" industry - myth or reality?; methodological approach; why companies go "green" - what the literature says; motivations for the "greening" of industry -insider views; help from the inside and outside - factors assisting the "greening" of industry; hurdles and hindrances - factors inhibiting the "greening" of industry; a typology of "green" companies; tips for growing "greener" - conditions needed for "green" industry to expand.

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