ABOUT MICHAEL BRAUNGART & CRADLE TO CRADLE

 

THE GROUNDBREAKING IDEA:

The innovative Cradle to Cradle design concept - co-founded by world-renowned chemist Michael Braungart and pioneering architect Bill McDonough and based on Nature’s nutrient cycle - enables consumers, companies, organizations, cities, local and national governments around the globe (from the U.S. to Europe to China) to become inspiring partners in striving for a safe, climate-smart and circular economy that grows the positive, eco-intelligent and joyful human footprint.

THE TWO TYPES OF NUTRIENTS, CYCLES & SPHERES OF CRADLE TO CRADLE (C2C):

BIOLOGICAL NUTRIENTS are precious, safe, so-called biodegradable substances that can get perpetually and fully recycled in the BIOSPHERE in BIOLOGICAL CYCLES.

TECHNOLOGICAL NUTRIENTS are high-quality, technological substances that cannot safely be returned into the biosphere (environment). These valuable, technological substances are both kept and fully recycled in safe, CLOSED TECHNOLOGICAL CYCLES in the TECHNOSPHERE.

That way, the precious ingredients or substances of products (from houses to planes to T-shirts or produce), that are no longer in use, become precious nutrients (food) for new, effective cycles. The smart concept—as Nature teaches us—is: “waste” = food.

FROM THE START: POSITIVE FOR PEOPLE & PLANET

By using-from the beginning-only fully recyclable, safe, high-quality and innovative substances in both the bio- and technosphere, by using renewable energies, by focusing on carbon management overall, by implementing water stewardship and social fairness, C2C not only aims at eliminating the concept of being “less bad” or waste, but, C2C-together with all parts of human society-strives for a prosperous future for all by increasingly achieving eco-intelligent and positive effects for people, profits and planet.

The goal of the C2C idea is:
to grow the positive human footprint.

 
 

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