When the makers of toilet paper, sneakers, and clothing use less-waste design, they wind up creatively combining resources.
When global warming causes fish migration, the impact involves much more than species survival, nutrition, and ocean temperatures.
Much more than if the McDonald’s McRib were always available, its demand soars because of limited availability each year.
As the downside of low unemployment, traffic congestion can have an invisible cost that relates to time, gas, and aggravation.
Because hours could be spent waiting in line for a theater ticket, a great piece of pizza, or a Thanksgiving Day Parade spot, you can hire a line sitter.
While the average life in the United States has 42 million minutes, the cost of spending time can depend on our wealth, where we live, and our age.
Whether it relates to coffee grounds or new clothing patterns, zero waste design can optimize economic efficiency in surprising ways.
If we want our Legos to match, attach, and detach, we might have to wait awhile for them to develop the appropriate bio-based plastic.