Cradle-to-grave


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Cradle-to-grave

With no consideration for sustainability, these types of products are used for a period of time and then discarded, often long before their useful life is actually complete
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The question is: With essential post-award metrics that carry such heavy consequence, are most cradle-to-grave contracting offices equipped with the resources to manage PBSA in a political environment of federal budget constraints and acquisition workforce downsizing?
Separately, Cognos also signed a partnership agreement with Banaglore-based iGATE Global Solutions Ltd to broaden its cradle-to-grave services offerings.
He posits that this is directly related to the greater adoption of lean manufacturing approaches fueled by the need to squeeze ever more costs out of the manufacturing process, In particular he says cradle-to-grave component traceability is a fast-growing trend as manufacturers seek to improve process efficiency and reduce liability.
This "cradle-to-grave" vehicle system is performance-driven, catering
McDonough, an architect, and Braungart, a chemist, argue that the cradle-to-grave manufacturing model is inherently wasteful.
To most environmentalists, our polluted oceans and skies, our overflowing landfills and toxic waste dumps all make compelling reasons to cut back, to be, as McDonough and Braungart put it, "less bad." But to the authors, a green architect and an industrial chemist, our consumption isn't the problem--it's the cradle-to-grave design of the objects we use, and then discard.
It is because of these financial considerations and unique challenges that Harmar felt the need to set up a made-for-the north conference offering a "cradle-to-grave overview of the state of the union of water."
As the government slowly dismantles the cradle-to-grave social welfare system, teenagers understand they will have to fend for themselves.
PENSIONER Daniel Allan and wife Elizabeth grew up believing the "cradle-to-grave" promise of the NHS.
Council Regulation ECC 880/92 sets out a Community system for assigning the eco-label to products on the basis of ecological criteria, defined on the basis of a "cradle-to-grave" assessment of the environmental impact of the product group.
With most of its photos never published before, this cradle-to-grave retrospective of one of the 20th century's most public lives does justice to its subject as well as its readers.
Pick your poison: the floppy-eared Big Government, with its cradle-to-grave cuddles, or the shiny jet-smooth power thrust of Big Business--opulence at the cost of justice, beauty, and (for those on Wall Street) your immortal soul.