Cradle-to-cradle

Cradle-to-cradle

Term used to describe the recycling of waste materials and manufactured products into new products rather than permanently disposing of them. The concept and its societal implications was the focus of the 2002 book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough.
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gDiapers features unique disposable inserts that are Cradle-to-Cradle Certified (cm) Silver, flushable and compostable.
The products are designed to meet the standards of the Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Program, which means that they are as clean as Method can make them.
The purpose of the Green entrepreneur is to support a green entrepreneurial environment for innovative entrepreneurs and companies with a special focus on developing green solutions and cradle-to-cradle thinking.
This case study, ' Desso and the Cradle-to-Cradle [sup.
Put forth by a German chemist and American architect, cradle-to-cradle refers to closed loop metabolism, wherein every product is manufactured with the intent of putting byproducts, waste and old product to some other beneficial use.
The Valox iQ resin product line includes cradle-to-cradle certified grades, meaning that it supports a model that aims to eliminate waste entirely by circulating safe and healthful materials within closed-loop systems of continuous reuse.
Keeping up with current trends it also considers recycling ("the reverse supply chain") and current sustainability concepts such as triple bottom line, cradle-to-grave and cradle-to-cradle.
GreenShield has been assessed by MBDC (Materials Benchmarking Assessment) from a cradle-to-cradle perspective.
Desso is replicating this concept across its full range of carpets, working towards a time when everything in the manufacturing cycle is based on cradle-to-cradle principles.
Pioneers such as William McDonough and Michael Braungart, who have championed the Cradle-to-Cradle approach, are also making significant progress in the way that our society uses materials.
Kostigen and features big celebrity content (advice from Jennifer Aniston, Tyra Banks, Justin Timberlake and Tim McGraw, among others) and a foreword from Cameron Diaz and Cradle-to-Cradle guru William McDonough.
Ultimately, however, our cradle-to-cradle design strategy is focused not simply on being "less bad" but on creating completely healthful materials that can be either safely returned to the soil or reused by industry again and again.