Ecological rucksack

Ecological rucksack

Total weight of material flow carried by an item of consumption in the course of its life cycle. Like the ecological footprint, the ecological rucksack concept deals with displaced environmental impacts, but has a more technical focus.
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And that's before we even get to his ecological rucksack, the name given to the amount of natural material employed to create a product (a mobile phone has an ecological rucksack of around 75kg, an aluminium can is around 8kg, etc).
Schmidt-Bleek, founding president of the Factor 10-Institute, was honored for developing and promoting the Ecological Rucksacks and Material Input per Unit Service (MIPS) concepts.
Weizsaecker, founding president of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, was honored for his contribution to refining and promoting the Ecological Rucksacks and MIPS concepts, the foundation said.
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