Julia L F Goldstein

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“This book is an antidote to a world too dominated by extreme opinions: it is a detailed, balanced, and fascinating account of how we can make the modern material world more sustainable. I particularly like the use of case studies that unravel the complexities and trade-offs needed to understand even seemingly obvious materials choices.” —Mark Miodownik, author of Stuff Matters and Liquid


“Julia Goldstein has written a comprehensive, comprehensible guide to the impact of everyday materials like plastics and metals. If you want to take informed actions to support a better world, read this book.”—Anne Janzer, author of Subscription Marketing and Writing to Be Understood


“The clear explanations of the benefits and costs of so many types of modern materials, along with their current disposal methods, are valuable to anyone interested in moving our society toward a zero-waste future.”—Jill Lightner, author of Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home


“The writing style is easy to read, even for a non-technical, non-science, liberal arts major like me! It flows well, and the interviews help to support the key content points. I really enjoyed the book and learned quite a lot.”—Steven Howard, author of Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga


“How much have you thought about the materials that go into the products you use every day? In this compelling and informative book, you will learn about everything from chemicals and plastics to manufacturing and recycling, as well as what you can do as both a consumer and citizen to make for a more sustainable material world, all explained in a simple, clear, engaging style.”—David Biello, author of The Unnatural World

“While the volume maintains an upbeat perspective, Goldstein acknowledges the challenges of bringing sustainability to the manufacturing process and offers a candid evaluation of the effectiveness of each technology discussed. Readers will be left with the sense that although sustainability is not an easy feature to add to the manufacturing process, it is indeed possible to do so with both ecological and financial benefits. An engrossing, comprehensive overview of sustainable manufacturing and recycling and the challenges to expanding their adoption.”—Kirkus Reviews

Published articles by Julia Goldstein

Eco-Innovation for Value and Competitive Advantage in Consumer Electronics - Xinova

What is “Business Ethics” and Why Is It Important? - UpJourney

Paving the Path to More Sustainable Printing - Screen Printing

Lead-Free Solder, Environmental Reporting, and Next-Generation Sensors - 3DInCites

On the Books - 425 Business

Printed Electronics to the Rescue - Screen Printing

Local Startup Keeps Track of Seattle Stormwater - Seattle Business

UW is Using a Former Manufacturing Plant to Develop Clean Energy Products - Seattle Business

Film Insert Molding: Combining Form and Function - Screen Printing

Pitching Advice for Entrepreneurs - 425 Business

Can Ridesharing Solve Traffic Problems? - 425 Business

Migration of Printed Electronics to 3D - Screen Printing

Following the Green Wave - Seattle Business

Sound Transit Open House Stirs Emotions - 425 Business

Putting a Price on Carbon Pollution - 425 Business

Bright Idea: Formula Generator - Seattle Business

What COP21 Means for Local Businesses - 425 Business