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Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way We Make Things

  • Author: William McDonough,Michael Braungart
  • Publisher: North Point Press
  • ISBN: 9781429973847
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 208
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A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle

(Patterns of the Planet)

  • Author: Michael Braungart,William McDonough
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 140702132X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 208
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Recycling is good, isn’t it? In this visionary book, chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough challenge this status quo and put forward a manifesto for an intriguing and radically different philosophy of environmentalism. "Reduce, reuse, recycle”. This is the standard “cradle to grave” manufacturing model dating back to the Industrial Revolution that we still follow today. In this thought-provoking read, the authors propose that instead of minimising waste, we should be striving to create value. This is the essence of Cradle to Cradle: waste need not to exist at all. By providing a framework of redesign of everything from carpets to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make a revolutionary yet viable case for change and for remaking the way we make things.

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way We Make Things

  • Author: W. Mcdonough
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books
  • ISBN: 9780613919876
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 193
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A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world, they ask. In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, the authors make an exciting and viable case for change.

Mission Possible

Mission Possible

Cradle-to-cradle Design

  • Author: German United Distributors (PRD)
  • Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Science
  • ISBN: 9781617332357
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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"German chemist Michael Braungart wants to save the world -- but not in the way some environmentalists have in mind. Rather than promoting reduced consumption, Braungart and his collaborator, American architect William McDonough, are proposing "intelligent production" or a design approach known as cradle-to-cradle. This film traces the ideas of both visionaries and the obstacles they are encountering, particularly from the waste processing industries. Real-world architectural and manufacturing case studies are presented along with extensive conversations with Braungart and additional commentary from McDonough, while observers familiar with their work express varying opinions about it."--Jacket.

Michael Brolly

Michael Brolly

Cradle to Cradle

  • Author: Michael Brolly
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780970928214
  • Category: Woodwork
  • Page: 43
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Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle

  • Author: Barbara Jones
  • Publisher: C&t Publishing / Kansas City Star Quilts
  • ISBN: 9781935362159
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 112
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Join quilt artist Barbara Jones as she celebrates many of the milestones in a young woman's life Ao N AEmoving into her first "big girl bed," getting her braces off, getting engaged and more. Included are seven charming quilts honoring a young woman's life from her birth through the birth of her own first child."

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management

Cradle-to-cradle for Sustainable Development

  • Author: Salah el- Haggar
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780123736239
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 401
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"The traditional approach for clinical waste, agricultural waste, industrial waste, and municipal waste is depleting our natural resources. The main objective of this book is to conserve the natural resources by approaching 100% full utilization of all types of wastes by cradle-to-cradle concepts, using industrial ecology methodology documented with case studies." -- Back cover.

Cradle-to-Cradle Home Design

Cradle-to-Cradle Home Design

Process and Experience

  • Author: Anna Marshall-Baker,Lisa M. Tucker
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books
  • ISBN: 9781609010751
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 176
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Residential design that is inspired, responsible, and in harmony with the planet: that is the concept behind cradle-to-cradle systems, which seek to go beyond sustainability to the use of waste-free products that return to the earth's life cycles. Cradle to Cradle Home Design: Process and Experience is a groundbreaking text that offers a case study in this revolutionary design concept via the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Home Competition, based out of Roanoke, Virginia. More than 600 submissions from students and professionals around the world provide the archive for the book, creating a spirited, smart, and engaging guide that both delights in the possibilities offered by the paradigm, and inspires an alternative approach to design. Developed for interior design and architecture studio courses as well as practicing design firms, this book is a must-read for anybody looking to incorporate sustainable design principles and materials into his or her work.