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Eco-effectiveness

The central strategy in the cradle-to-cradle development method and seeks to create industrial systems that emulate healthy natural systems. The central principle of eco-effectiveness is that “waste equals food.” The concept was developed in response to some of the perceived limitations of eco-efficiency which critics claim only slow down the rate of environmental depletion and don’t reverse the production of unused or non-recycled waste.

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Recycling, Closing the Loop

The remanufacturing of a material into a product of similar type and value, without significant loss of performance. For example: cereal boxes being repulped and made into 100% PCW cereal boxes.

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