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By Mary G. Houston

Книга Medieval gown in England and France Medieval dress in England and France Книги Дизайн Автор: Mary G. Houston Формат: pdf Размер: 8.5 Язык: Русский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Английский и французский средневековый костюм. 13-15 века.Содержит 350 иллюстраций.Множество средневековых орнаментов, выкроек, схем и гравюр.Medieval gown in England and France (The 13th-14th centuries)

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For example, companies may seek to reduce prices by cutting production costs even though they are aware that this will require compromises in quality (as in the case of budget range household goods and goods sold by discount retailers). Such products, in particular, may lack the potential for repair. Producers use changes in fashion to encourage consumers to replace functional items (for example, watches, spectacles and clothing accessories) and, in the market for consumer electronics, in particular, exploit technological developments to the same end.

25 The language of ‘slow consumption’ may be problematic for politicians and economists used to portraying increased consumption as a sign of success. Even ‘sustainable consumption’ is subject to different interpretations: some United Nations representatives have proposed that it means consuming differently but not less, whereas critics have argued that ‘green consumerism’ is inadequate and radical lifestyle changes are required. In other words, sustainable development demands both efficiency and sufficiency (Fuchs and Lorek 2005).

6mt of cars and car parts, 2mt of furniture and carpets, 1mt of clothing and footwear and 1mt of electrical items (Biffa 1997); current figures will almost certainly be higher. The total throughput of materials arising from such consumption is even greater, as a tonne of waste at the consumer end of the waste stream typically requires the production of 5 tonnes at the manufacturing stage and 20 tonnes at the site of initial resource extraction (Meadows et al. 1992). The potential of increased product longevity to enable a reduction in the throughput of materials (and, by implication, energy40) requires further research.

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