"Zero emissions" has become a definitive term in the debate on sustainable development in the last few years. This radical book focuses on a world where the waste for one process can become the raw material for another – a cascade of materials once thought worthless supporting new products, new processes and new wealth – as industries that were previously considered unrelated cluster together. A world where new business will be created on an unprecedented scale. This is not just a theory: projects in the agro-industries, based on integrated biosystems, are already up and running in countries as diverse as Fiji, Namibia and Colombia and are fully described in the book, as is the lead given by Japan in terms of the adoption of the concept.  In UpSizing, Gunter Pauli, founder of the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI), examines how the adoption of the Zero Emissions concept not only radically reduces pollution and waste but can contribute significantly to the generation of income and jobs – specifically for those that need them most: the rural poor in less developed countries.

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chapter 1|14 pages

The Homo non sapiens

Those Who Should Know How to Create Jobs, Increase Productivity and Eliminate Pollution

chapter 2|5 pages

About Darwin and Entropy

chapter 3|6 pages

The Principles of Generative Science

chapter 5|13 pages

The Bottom Line

From Mushrooms to Earthworms

chapter 6|17 pages

Productivity and Jobs at Biorefineries

chapter 7|17 pages

Free Trade and Wealth for All

chapter 8|13 pages

The First Step and the Final Objective

chapter 9|17 pages

The Methodology of UpSizing

chapter 10|15 pages

Immune Management Systems

chapter 11|38 pages

Early Success Stories

Las Gaviotas in Colombia, Montfort in Fiji, Tsumeb in Hamibia, the Water Hyacinth in Africa and Gotland in Sweden

chapter |5 pages


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