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Waste-Free Production: Cradle to Cradle
Stefka Nenkova, Student (University), Netherlands, Member
In order to combat climate change, saving production resources and returning old products to a useful life sound like very good ideas. But they are tough to accomplish in practice. HISTORY OF CRADLE TO CRADLE The Cradle to Cradle concept, also referred as C2C, was first introduced by Walter R. Stahel in the 1970s and later popularized by William McDonough and Michael Braungart in their book “Cradle to Cradle – Remaking the way we make things” in 2002. Walter Stahel began a program aiming to “return products to useful lives” (Lovins, 2008). Stahel found that “75 percent of industrial energy use was due to the mining or production of basic materials like steel and cement, while only about 25 percent was used to make the materials into finished goods like machines or buildings” (Lovins, 2008). Furthermore, regarding human labour he discovered a converse relationship: “three times as much labor was used to convert materials into higher value-added products as in the original mining” ( (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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