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A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre by Ellen E. Jones

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Chapter 6

Greener Scene Design

The Cradle to Cradle Philosophy

Most of us have been trained to view almost everything as disposable, from beverage cups to television sets. While the number of repair shops with skilled employees has diminished, the prices of repairs have increased. The more technology involved in how a product works the more difficult and expensive it is to repair. The easiest solution, and frequently most economical choice, is to throw it out and buy a new one.

Pundits have many theories to explain why this mentality is inculcated in the Western perspective. Some claim corporations have increased their profit margins by designing consumer products for obsolescence; instead of focusing on quality and product longevity to build ...

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