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Sustainable Development: Linking Economy, Society, Environment by Anne Bayley, Tracey Strange

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5. Production and Consumption

Sustainable development is about making better choices as producers and consumers – choices that do not use up our resources or create consequences that we literally can’t live with. To make good choices we have to know something about the products and processes we use on a daily basis. Governments and businesses must work together to make sustainable choices available and more visible to consumers. People need incentives including information and education to begin consuming sustainably.

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In Samuel Beckett’s novel Malone Dies, the main character decides to make a list. Taken literally, Malone’s idea may seem like a typical example of the absurd. Yet so often with Beckett, an everyday ...

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