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material

1. cloth or fabric
2. Philosophy composed of or relating to physical as opposed to mental or spiritual substance
3. Philosophy of or relating to matter as opposed to form
4. Law relevant to the issue before court: applied esp to facts or testimony of much significance
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From raw material extraction to finished product, the energy needed to produce ton of aluminum is 70 times higher than for a ton of lumber, and 17, 3.
The final version of the standard, developed in collaboration with the mobile device community, will consider the entire life cycle of mobile phone products, from raw material extraction to disposal.
Packaging, in particular, can have a profound impact on sustainability because it has a direct influence on every step of the supply chain: from raw material extraction, to processing, to manufacturing, to distribution, to retail, to consumers and, ultimately, to end-of-life.
In the meanwhile, the assessment helps the company to learn the factors and parts that pose the most environmental burdens in the process from raw material extraction, to production, packaging and transportation, and provide reference for the company to develop more high environmental value adding products.
Yet unsustainable consumption and production patterns - primarily linked to agriculture and raw material extraction - are accelerating environmental degradation.