The following quotation is from the book "Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Building" by Jean Carroon:
"No description of a sustainable world can avoid addressing the completely unsustainable way in which 'developed' countries carelessly use and dispose of materials. Throw-away cultural norms apply as directly to buildings and their components as they do to plastic bottles. Current economic structure and cultural attitudes support new over old replacement of repair. A sustainable approach takes an entirely different tack. A sustainable world values stewardship, repairability, and durability because a sustainable world recognizes that every new object has substantial but hidden environmental costs, including health impacts, that may be irreversible.”
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