Key Facts and Insights
- Traditional manufacturing and production processes are linear and wasteful, but a "cradle to cradle" approach models itself after natural processes, where waste is not a concept.
- "Cradle to cradle" design seeks to create systems that are not just efficient, but essentially waste-free.
- The book introduces the concept of "upcycling", which is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.
- There are two types of metabolism: technical and biological. In a cradle to cradle system, all materials are viewed as nutrients that should be...