Friday, July 18, 2008

cradle to cradle v cradle to grave by Laeten Taylor

 Cradle to cradle is a new way to think about caring for the enviroment a design strategy for growth and prosperity that does not make pollution and waste It challenges things  such as recycling hybrid cars etc known as cradle to grave methods It is better than leaving the rubbish out in the street when a product turns to industry at the end of its useful life its materials are used to make other valuable products Cradle to cradle is a phrase invented in the 70s by Walter r Stahel and is a production of all materials inputs and out puts technical or biological .Technical nutrients can be recycled or reused and biological nutrient composted or consumed, where as cradle to grave refers to a company taking responsibility for disposal of goods it has produced but not putting back products into service  A good example of cradle to cradle v cradle to grave is running shoes most shoes consist of highly manufactured and non enviroment friendly material like rubber adhesives and paints, but recently companies have begun creating a eco friendly shoe that adhere to cradle to cradle methods as well as being  fashionable
Ideally cradle to cradle will become the mantra for product designs it is different from other green products as in that they independent third party consumers can look for c to c certified logo goods.

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