The material turnover of primitive man in his private household

This interesting illustration was found in the Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis and describe the material turnover of primitive man in his private household was about an order of magnitude smaller than today's consumption of goods. The illustration demonstrates that the material and waste turned over outside of households to manufacture the goods consumed in households are larger than 100 t/(c.yr).

Further details

Source
Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis
Year
2004
Author(s)
Brunner, PH and Rechberger, H
Source
Illustration from Brunner, P.H. and Rechberger, H., Anthropogenic metabolism and environmental legacies, in Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, Vol. 3, Munn, T., Ed., John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, U.K., 2001.
More information
http://metabolismofcities.org/publication/152
Uploaded by
Gabriela Fernandez
Date
Nov 13, 2016

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