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Author Jørgensen, Finn Arne, 1975- author.

Title Making a green machine [electronic resource] : the infrastructure of beverage container recycling / Finn Arne Jørgensen.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 189 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment
Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Bottles, Cans, and Everyday Environmentalism -- 2. The Problem of Bottles -- 3. Creating Bottle Infrastructures -- 4. A World of Bottles -- 5. Can Cultures -- 6. Greening the RVM -- 7. Making Disposables Environmentally Friendly -- 8. Message in a Bottle.
Summary "Making a Green Machine examines the development of the Scandinavian beverage container deposit-refund system, which has the highest return rates in the world, from 1970 to present. Finn Arne Jorgensen's comparative framework charts the complex network of business and political actors involved in the development of the reverse vending machine (RVM) and bottle deposit legislation to better understand the different historical trajectories empty beverage containers have taken across markets, including the U.S. The RVM began simply as a tool for grocers who had to handle empty refillable glass bottles, but has become a green machine to redeem the empty beverage container, helping both business and consumers participate in environmental actions"--Provided by publisher.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Beverage containers -- Recycling -- Scandinavia.
Beverage containers -- Recycling -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Jørgensen, Finn Arne, 1975- Making a green machine. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2011 9780813550541 (DLC) 2010045434 (OCoLC)685239942
ISBN 9780813550879 (electronic bk.)
0813550874 (electronic bk.)
9780813550541 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813550548 (hardcover ; alk. paper)