Title: Cradle to Cradle
Author: William McDonough & Michael Braungart
Publisher: North Point Press
Date Published: 2002
Paid: $0.00 (Gift from Christina Hicks)
Comment: I've wanted to read this book for a while, but hadn't gotten to it on my list. But over Thanksgiving weekend, I got to see an amazing friend who I haven't seen in way too long and she gave me a copy (it wasn't even on my Amazon Wish list). It is the perfect read to compliment this project. The authors discuss how things are made, and suggest ways that everything we produce should be designed to either: decompose leaving no toxins or synthetic materials behind or continually circulate as pure and valuable materials with-in closed loop industrial cycles (like my Patagonia baselayer and Nau jacket). The book illustrates the second point with its own form as a Durabook. The book is made from a synthetic polypropylene that is completely waterproof, very durable, recyclable and is a prototype for a technical nutrient that can be completely broken down and reused as paper for new books or other products.