Last edited 28 Jan 2021


The Living Building Challenge 4.0, A Visionary Path to a Regenerative Future, published by the International Living Future Institute in June 2019, defines consumables as: ‘Non-durable goods that are likely to be used up or depleted quickly. Examples include office supplies, packaging and containers, paper and paper products, batteries, and cleaning products.’

This is as opposed to durables, which are: ‘Goods that have utility over time rather than being depleted quickly through use. Examples include appliances, electronic equipment, mobile phones, and furniture.’

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