E.B. Boyd is a contributing writer at Fast Company and San Francisco. She has reported from the Middle East, Afghanistan, China, Haiti, and Silicon Valley.
What if it was cheaper to "pay" nature to do work for humans--like filtering water or producing oxygen--than it was to build a factory to do the same thing?
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