Sunday, 30 October 2011
Cradle to cradle framework
The cradle to cradle framework is an outline of how design can be used to create sustainable products.
Essentially the idea is to design and manufacture products that reduce and reuse materials, resources and energy. Cradle to cradle means that you can take the constituent materials and allow them to be be re-used in another process with minimal processing at the end of life (typically the cradle to grave life-cycle).
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) is a global sustainability consulting and product certification firm that have devised and oversee the Cradle-to-Cradle certification process. They have four certification levels - check the website for details --> www.mbdc.com
This certification process is for products and materials, but we can use the concepts to apply this sort of vision to anything we create.
Take the cradle-to-cradle concept into your next project!