How Money is Made
July 23, 2012 3:25 AM Subscribe
What are the environmental impacts of printing paper money?
We spend so much of our time thinking about making money. But how is money made, really? What exactly does money come from -- what industries are responsible for its manufacturing, from logging companies harvesting trees for pulp, or cotton agriculture intensively farming cotton laden with pesticides?
How green is the making of the green -- in the synthetic ink of the dollar bill?
Thank you for your ideas. I am teaching a technical business writing class and my students are writing about the physical process of money-making. I also want them to think about the environmental consequences of this industry.