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A recycling process is usually very specific for the material that should be recycled. There isn't really a single discipline called recycling engineering (yet). The most common profession among people who design and improve recycling processes is probably chemical engineering, but people from other disciplines are usually involved as well: mechanical ...


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This is a complex issue and one that's hard to address succinctly. It gets into the larger matter of media and its role and interaction with society, which is profound. This includes political and social elements going far beyond consumerism and consumption, though those are part of the dynamic. For a short answer: advertising is not the only problem, ...


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The issue is not advertising per se, but what drives it. In a capitalist system, businesses pursue higher revenues and lower costs in order to maximize profits. Advertising is a part of this system which businesses use to entice customers to spend as much money as possible, thereby increasing revenue. To change advertising so that it doesn't lead to ...


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Yes, definitely! While today we often think of sustainability considerations as secondary, up-and-coming, or even fringe, at some point in the future (hopefully soon!) they will be a standard and even primary component of any business model. In the same way, information technology and computer science were once secondary considerations - and today they are ...


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At the mining university of Leoben they have recycling engineering bachelor and masters. But it's in german.


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Steps that would make a difference: Regulation A: A truth in advertising policy. Go after them hard for deceptive practices, especially 'life style' ads. (The attractive young lady does NOT come with the red convertible.) Hold them to the exact literal truth of anything said on public media. B: Tax advertising. C: Go back to regulating media. When I ...


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