No More Throw-away People

The Co-production Imperative

Author: Edgar S. Cahn

Publisher: Edgar Cahn

ISBN: 9781893520028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 5208

Longer Lasting Products

Alternatives To The Throwaway Society

Author: Tim Cooper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317103548

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 1032

The present economic system requires us to consume and throw away more and more goods. Yet often it's our desire, and the best interests of the environment, for these goods to last. The contributors to this book, who comprise many of the most significant international thinkers in the field, explore how longer lasting products could offer enhanced value while reducing environmental impacts. If we created fewer but better quality products, looked after them carefully and invested more in repair, renovation and upgrading, would this direct our economy onto a more sustainable course? The solution sounds simple, yet it requires a seismic shift in how we think, whether as producers or consumers, and our voracious appetite for novelty. The complex range of issues associated with product life-spans demands a multidisciplinary approach. The book covers historical context, design, engineering, marketing, law, government policy, consumer behaviour and systems of provision. It addresses the whole range of consumer durables - vehicles, kitchen appliances, audio-visual equipment and other domestic products, furniture and floor coverings, hardware, garden tools, clothing, household textiles, recreational goods and DIY goods - as well as the re-use of packaging. Longer Lasting Products provides policy makers, those involved in product design, manufacturing and marketing, and all of us as consumers, with clear and compelling guidance as to how we can move away from a throwaway culture towards an economy sustained by more durable goods.

Throwaway Daughter

Author: Ting-Xing Ye

Publisher: Seal Books

ISBN: 0385673507

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8438

A dramatic and moving YA novel by Ting-xing Ye, the internationally acclaimed author of A Leaf in the Bitter Wind, working with her husband, William Bell, author of the award-winning novels for young adults Forbidden City, Zack, and Stones. . Throwaway Daughter tells the dramatic and moving story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a typical Canadian teenager until the day she witnesses the Tiananmen massacre on television. Horrified, she sets out to explore her Chinese ancestry, only to discover that she was one of the thousands of infant girls abandoned in China since the introduction of the one-child policy, strictly enforced by the Communist government. But Grace was one of the lucky ones, adopted as a baby by a loving Canadian couple. With the encouragement of her adoptive parents, she studies Chinese and travels back to China in search of her birth mother. She manages to locate the village where she was born, but at first no one is willing to help her. However, Grace never gives up and, finally, she is reunited with her birth mother, discovering through this emotional bond the truth of what happened to her almost twenty years before. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Throwaway People

Danger in Paradise

Author: Peter Opack

Publisher: Savage Press

ISBN: 9781886028494

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 127

View: 5908

Duluthian Peter Opack knows of what he writes. Jobless and homeless once, Opack researched America's past and examines the future of our great country. Opack discusses "Used to be America" and asks the questions, "Is it right to throw people and their jobs away?" "What dangers lurk in America's future? A Minnesota state jobs counselor, Opack tells it like it is.

Throwaway Players

Concussion Crisis From Pee Wee Football to the NFL

Author: Gay Culverhouse

Publisher: Behler Publications

ISBN: 1933016736

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 7644

The NFL insists players know they're playing a dangerous game, but players never see the deteriorated mental capacities of their former heroes. Throwaway Players is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers president Gay Culverhouse’s story of the broken bodies and lost souls of the men who have left the locker room and what remains after the cheering subsides. Focused on making money rather than the well-being of their players, this is the dark side of football the NFL doesn't want fans to see. Additionally, high schools, colleges, and independent sports organizations have little oversight when choosing player’s equipment. This breeds a new generation of kids suffering from multiple concussions and damaged lives. Throwaway Players offers guidance to parents navigating the world of competitive sports as well as advocacy and resources for athletes often left in the dark about appropriate procedures for treating injuries, especially head traumas. Throwaway Players is essential reading for any parent, athlete, and sports fan. Gay Culverhouse testified before Congress on football head injuries and successfully changed the policy of including an independent neurologist on the sidelines of every NFL game. Gay's work with former players has appeared in The New York Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Tribune, Time magazine, and many more. She has appeared on several radio shows, including PBS and ESPN, and is featured in three documentaries that are in post-production (with CNN, ESPN, and an independent filmmaker). In November 2009 Gay formed The Gay Culverhouse Players’ Outreach Program, Inc., a nonprofit organization to further the work nationally for retired players.

The Throwaway Kids

Author: Peggy Case Aldhizer

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466963425

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 6629

I cannot even now say how many nights I lay in bed and hugged my pillow to me, burying my face in it, and cried and whispered, Mommy, Mommy or Daddy, Daddy, where are you? I would pray that somehow they could hear me. Sometimes even as young as I was, I felt so desperate, so alone, and I knew Mom and Dad would never come for us. I would lie in my bed in the darkness at night and pray so hard, and I felt that not even God heard me anymore. ---------- There were so many different homes we were in, and we were so young. We became little throwaways, little sheep. Sometimes we were able to stay with our father but only for a very short time. Whenever Dad could not pay for our board, he was in jail, or sick, we were moved again and again. Always obliging and quiet, learning quickly that crying and begging and clinging to Dad did not help us. We had our times to laugh as children, who even in the worst of their situations can do, and our time to weep as we did all too often. Thank God we had each other, two little sisters against the world that at times seemed too big and scary and extremely uncertain.

Throwaway Nation

The Ugly Truth about American Garbage

Author: Jeff Dondero

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538110334

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

View: 4308

Americans are burying ourselves in our own waste. It’s befouling our air, land, waters, food, and bodies. The US tosses out enough foodstuff to feed the rest of the world. America is the largest buyer of fashion and cosmetics, the second dirtiest industry in the world. We lead the planet in transportation usage and waste, and we’re now polluting outer space. Throwaway Nation takes a look at the pileup of waste in the US, including the problem of plastic, the industry of overmedication, e-waste products, everyday garbage, fast fashion trash, space waste, and other forms of profligacy that serve to make our nation the biggest waster on the planet. Looking at the environmental impact of so much garbage, Dondero explores not just how we got here and where we’re headed, but ways in which we might be able to curb the tide. From what you do and don’t eat, what and how your products are packaged, the rampant production of clothes, the space and waste in which you work, live, what you breath, eat, drink, the tools you use to work and play, the energy overproduced and ill-used for a pleasant lifestyle, the waste you generate, and how humans are beginning to clutter the cosmos—all and more are profiled in the Throwaway Nation—and what we ought to do to prohibit and mitigate the flow of our garbage and to use it productively.

Throwaway Child

Author: Sarah Lowe

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625162596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 9018

Annie was her family's dark secret. Her life began on a storeroom floor amongst the chaos and extreme poverty of World War II. Her ongoing problem of having one leg shorter than the other was helped when, unknown to her parents, she sought help at a children's clinic, where she was provided a built-up boot to help her walk. She was eight years old when her father took away her innocence and subjected her to horrific cruelty. Savagely beaten and thrown down a railway embankment, she was left in the winter cold to die on the railway tracks. Annie survived, only to be place in a convent. She not only had to face her demons, but find her identity when she became a Throwaway Child. Through sheer willpower and inner strength, Annie was determined to fight for her freedom by unleashing her parents' terrible secret. Sarah Lowe grew up in Birkenhead, England, and now calls Australia home. This is her first book. "My late husband, Jack, motivated me into finishing this book because he said I needed to rid the demons I have kept hidden inside of me for far too long." Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/SarahLowe

The Throwaway Piece

Author: Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781558856639

Category: Abused women

Page: 258

View: 4594

Even after entering the foster care system, Jewel is the one who takes care of her mother and, shutting herself off from the vulnerability of closeness to others, is unaware of the positive influence she has on those around her.

The Throwaway Princess

Part I: Lindorny Part Ii: the Quest Requested

Author: Elinor Busby

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781463476236

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 9552

Lindorny should have been the crown princess of Linnina, but became ineligible when her foot broke and didnt heal properly. She was sent away, to be brought up by a woman who had no one else to love. Lindorny knew nothing of her parentage until the queen sent for her, after a prophecy stated that the countrys peril from Wildland could be averted if a royal Linnine and a royal Andran retrieved three magical objects from Wildland before Midsummer. Lindorny, Prince Bevishandar, the wizard, Tirlangir, and their friends go into Wildland, but one quest leads to another!

Throwaway Girl

Author: Kristine Scarrow

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459714083

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 184

View: 2450

Since she was thirteen years old, Andy Burton has learned about survival at Haywood House, a group home for girls. Now almost eighteen, Andy must find a new home. Can she build a life for herself and find happiness?

Throwaway Dads

The Myths and Barriers that Keep Men from Being the Fathers They Want to be

Author: Ross D. Parke,Armin A. Brott

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395860410

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 252

View: 7733

Argues that the largely negative portrayal of fathers in mass media is both inaccurate and harmful, and offer proposals for change

The Throw-Away Bride

Author: Ann Major

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426825218

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 422

Abby Collins wasn't in the habit of having one-night stands. Especially with strong but staid ranchers like Leo Storm. Their night together had been wilder than she'd ever imagined, but it had consequences that Abby hadn't bargained for. She was pregnant…with Leo's baby. He'd asked her to marry him—said it would make things easier. And while marriage to a wealthy CEO would make some women swoon, Abby really only wanted for her and her baby to be loved. And that was the one thing Leo might not be capable of.…

Throw Away Your Loincloth

Author: Michelle Jones

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780991169

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 217

View: 2857

Throw Away Your Loincloth is a frank and funny account of the author's efforts to develop her spiritual and intuitive connections whilst looking after the family home, bringing up three children, holding down a high-powered job and generally living the sort of frantic life too many of us are used to! A serious accident ended her career, followed by aggressive breast cancer, but although these slowed Michelle down a little, she did not allow them to stop her from reaching for her dreams...

Don't Throw Away God's Seeds:

They Are Gifts from God

Author: RenaBelle Thigpen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465315047

Category: Fiction

Page: 66

View: 1836

Dont Throw Away Gods Seeds: They are Gifts From God is about three young women. Lydia, Tisha, and Brianne have experienced different trials and circumstances when they found themselves unmarried and pregnant. Many pressures force them to make different decisions. Will the inspirational messages they hear keep them from making the decision of having an abortion?

I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key)

as performed by Billie Holiday, Popular Standard, Single Songbook

Author: Terry Shand,Jimmy Eaton,Billie Holiday

Publisher: Roba Digital Sheets

ISBN: 384180182X

Category: Music

Page: 7

View: 484

This Ebook contains the score of the song in C-Major. It includes Piano, Vocals & Chords. The musical genre is Traditional Pop. Die Originalversion von "I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key)" wurde 1938 veröffentlicht. Von verschiedenen Künstlern wurden in den letzten Jahrzehnten zahlreiche Bearbeitungen des Songs angefertigt. Die bekannteste Version stammt von Billy Holiday.Mittlerweile gehört der Song zum Popular Standard Repertoire. In dieser Ausgabe sind die Klaviernoten im Violin- und Bassschlüssel enthalten. Text, Akkorde und Gesangsmelodie sind separat notiert.

Throwaway

Author: Heather Huffman

Publisher: Booktrope Editions

ISBN: 9781620152256

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 8726

When society deemed Jessie a throwaway, she didn't let it stop her from finding the sunshine in her world... But that world is threatened when she finds herself undeniably drawn to the mischievous glint in the eyes of a man unlike any she's ever met before. What starts as a simple crush will lead them both on a journey they could never have anticipated. From a vibrant St. Louis neighborhood known as Cherokee Street to a cave in the Ozark Mountains with a 120-year-old mystery to hide, Jessie fights organized crime, corruption and her own fears to reclaim her life and leave her mark on this world.

Throw Away Your Thoughts and Change Your Life

A Spiritual Journey

Author: Avadhesh Agrawal

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456743945

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 957

Would you like to "change your thinking"?Would you like to "forget your past"? Would you like your horrible night dream to become very nice dreams? Would you like your body pains and suffering to go away? Would you like "luck" come your way? Would you like positive things to happen in mysterious ways in your life more often than not? Then this book is for you. There are two methods given in this book and they will help you to achieve these goals (1) the first method is to control your physical and thinking karma and (2) the second method is a copyright (by me) and it will guide you to "transform your thoughts" from physical-thoughts to non-physical-thoughts (divine/higher-power/God). I did this in 6-9 months. You do it once and then maintain it. When you "transform your thoughts" then you "throw away" your thoughts such that all your thoughts, happy, sad and negative thoughts are thrown away. This way all your thinking goes away. Your mind does not go blank but you replace your mind with non-physical thoughts. Once you have accomplished this then you have "new" thinking without your baggage. You will "forget" your past. At this level, your karma will improve and go positive, and as this happens, your horrible night dreams will become positive. At time moves forward, your body pains will slowly go away. If you get hurt in sports then you will heal faster. This is a very powerful method. As time passes, you may be able to establish communication with divine/higher-power/God and you may begin to receive "bells and whistles" at some point. If this happens then you will be an extremely happy person.

The Throwaway Horse and Other Short Stories for Young People

Author: Lynn Lowry

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477277749

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 7975

This is a group of short stories, some are a little funny, some are scary true stories and some are fiction that are real page turners. A few are true animal stories about the animals that pass through my life and the adventures that happen, all are fun to read and will leave you wanting more.

The Throwaway Boy

I Didn't Understand Why My Husband Cried Himself to Sleep Every Night - Then the Truth Came Out

Author: Alix Chapel

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1857826310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 7866

In 1997, Alix Chapel's world was to change forever when her husband Billy suffered a mental breakdown. After ten years of marriage, Billy's breakdown forced him - and Alex - to face up to the truth of his tormented childhood.Unbeknown to Alix, Billy had been living with a terrible burden: he was ruthlessly and shockingly abused as a child, and he had carried the mental scars into adulthood. When it all became too much for him, Alix, his devoted and loving wife, stood by him and helped him to work through the pain and begin the healing.