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The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition: A Declaration of Sustainability Summary
Paul Hawken

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The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition: A Declaration of Sustainability Summary

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The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken addresses the topic of business and its effect on the environment. According to Hawken, businesses don't have to destroy the environment. Rather, business can become the catalyst to change and save the environment.

Instead of thinking simply of profit, businesses need to integrate human, economic and biologic systems. In the past, at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, resources seemed unlimited. With the expansion of business and global trade, resources have become limited. Now, the world cannot sustain itself. We all take too much, and there isn't time to replace the natural resources destroyed.

We also waste too much. Recycling cans in an office is barely the tip of the iceberg to the real problems. Businesses create waste that has an environmental impact we can't immediately see. One of the biggest problems is chlorine. Organochlorine is one among dozens of concerning...

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