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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products must be at least equivalent to the "cradle-to-cradle certified" (or equivalent) sustainability product standard at bronze level.
The Cradle-to-Cradle certified carbon black supplied by Black Bear--which is obtained from end-of-life tires--is being used as pigment in the eco-premium products developed by AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business.
The new commercial carpet tile delivers the same properties as Low & Bonar's world-leading Colback Proflooring product, allowing manufacturers to produce carpets satisfying the most stringent Cradle-to-Cradle requirements.
The use of a high-quality product like the company's carbon black is said to have the potential to positively impact on the health and well-being of many people, and it is therefore said to be a beneficial Cradle-to-Cradle product.
Photovoltaic company JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS) reported on Wednesday the receipt of the Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certificate by SGS.
Both the felt and the panels are cradle-to-cradle certified in sustainability.
THE CRADLE-TO-CRADLE VERSUS THE CRADLE TO GRAVE CONCEPT
Braungart, founder of EPEA, Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency, will take to the stage on the first day of the conference to explain why he believes the 'Cradle-to-Cradle' approach to sustainability can be an innovation driver for the PVC industry.
Ten papers from the American University in Cairo present a cradle-to-cradle life cycle for promoting sustainable product development where materials flow in a closed loop without losing any resources through biological or technical metabolism.
It underlines a cradle-to-cradle framework in which the product is recycled into a new product at the end of its life as opposed to cradle-to-grave framework in which the product is burnt or buried in landfills or oceans.
Our recycled PET (RPET) brand, PhoenixPET, is to be viewed as a benchmark for other recycled polymers as well as packaging mediums aspiring to attain a cradle-to-cradle solution.