The cradle-to-cradle philosophy was first formalized by william mcdonough and dr michael braungart, who created a proprietary framework by which products could be assessed and recognized. The plasticroad concept consists of a prefabricated, modular and hollow road structure made from (recycled) plastic the prefabricated production, the light weight and the modular design of the plasticroad make construction and maintenance faster, simpler and more efficient compared to traditional road structures. The application of cradle-to-cradle principles to industry creates cyclical material flows (cradle-to-cradle rather than cradle-to-grave) that, like the earth's nutrient cycles, eliminate the concept of waste. The concept of a records life cycle emanates from this as a useful metaphor from birth to demise a records life cycle begins when a discreet parcel of useful or relevant information arrives at or is created within an organization. The industrial application of cradle-to-cradle design creates a cycle for industrial materials like the earth's nutrient cycles, the flow of materials eliminates the concept of waste (cradle-to-cradle, rather than cradle-to-grave.
Cradle roll racks manufactured by sps ideal solutions offer a fail-safe way to transport and store rolls some important points related to customization of racks: we utilize cutting edge software to design unique solutions for clients. Hazardous waste that is improperly managed poses a serious threat to human health and the environment the resource conservation and recovery act (rcra), passed in 1976, was established to set up a framework for the proper management of hazardous waste. The concept standing at the basis of this patent will probably suit best those who often feel the need for a place to keep their handset in balance and safety using it in the car sounds as the.
Application of cradle-to-cradle concepts to the disposal of buildings contributes to the recovery of materials out of the life-cycle by a closed loop process with zero loss in material performance (braungart et al, 2006 newcorn, 2003. My phd explores how concepts like closing-the-loop, 'cradle to cradle', 'waste=food', biomimicry, 'the blue economy' and whole-systems thinking are being used to apply the metaphor of natural systems to the production of goods and services in the industrial economy. Ergdata is a free application designed to run on an apple iphone or ipod touch it supports bluetooth smart wireless connectivity for connecting the ios device to a concept2 indoor rower or skierg equipped with a pm5 monitor. The cradle to cradle product design challenge thus offers designers and students the opportunity to explore the application of cradle to cradle certified materials and design principles with the circular economy in mind, said william mcdonough, co-founder of the cradle to cradle products innovation institute and co-author of cradle to cradle.
Cradle to cradle design (sometimes abbreviated to c2c or in some circles referred to as regenerative) is a biomimetic approach to the design of systems it models human industry on nature's processes in which materials are viewed as nutrients circulating in healthy, safe metabolisms. The interactive cradle to cradle(r) knowledge platform about c2c-centrecom the c2c-centre was founded in 2012 by the c2cexpolab as part of its broader ambition to become the front-runner on the regional application of the c2c principles. But the guiding principles and real-life applications of zero-waste, biomimicry, cradle to cradle design, and other zero-waste leaders like terracycle provide an inspiring road map for us to follow as you close your eyes tonight, imagine a world in which there truly is no waste. Chapter 1 and 8 of cradle to cradle (c2c) inspired master theses: adding pieces to the puzzle of the cradle to cradle chair for innovation and quality is licensed under a creative commons attribution-non commercial 40 international license chapters 2 - 7 copyright: the authors. Cradle to grave a cradle to grave system is a linear model for materials that begins with resource extraction, moves to product manufacturing, and, ends with a grave - when the product is disposed of in a landfill or incinerator.
The concept was originally formed in 1929 but all i want to say is that i know that there are only six or fewer steps between me and anyone i need to reach you would be surprised how many influential people i managed to reach while waiting for the tourism visa. The upcycle: beyond sustainability—designing for abundance is the eagerly awaited follow-up to cradle to cradle drawing on a decade of lessons, mcdonough & braungart put cradle to cradle ® concepts into practice with businesses, governments, and people around the world. Cradle-to-cradle design (also referred to as cradle to cradle, c2c, cradle 2 cradle, or regenerative design) is a biomimetic approach to the design of products and systems that models human industry on nature's processes viewing materials as nutrients circulating in healthy, safe metabolisms. Introduction • this presentation focuses on polystyrene, more widely known as styrofoam • this presentation is designed for educational purposes as it takes us through the cradle to grave. Our cradle to cradle optimization consulting includes the selection of healthy input materials, community building and the development of take-back systems as a scientific consultancy institute we support companies in the implementation of the cradle to cradle design concept.
The application of the cradle to cradle principles however would require a paradigm shift in the way designers, builders and owners understand the future value of the. I do think cradle to cradle is an important concept, and the book that lays out mcdonough and braungart's ideas about its applications should be studied by anyone. An ecobrick is a plastic bottle packed to a set density with used, clean and dry plastic to achieve a building block that can be used over and over again ecobricks can also be packed with other non-biological un-recyclables that, uncontained, are toxic to the environment (ie styrofoam, wires, small batteries, etc.
The circular economy is a strategy to secure natural resources for our industry, and is, therefore, considered a long-term necessity the circular economy model discerns four technical. Vari-form originated the concept and application of tubular hydroforming to body, chassis and other automotive structural parts vari-form is the industry leader in hydroforming, with more than. Newton's cradle demonstrates this last part of the law quite well, as it converts the potential energy of one ball into kinetic energy that is transferred down the line of balls and ultimately.