Last edited 07 Mar 2022


Cradle-to-grave is: ‘A boundary condition associated with embodied carbon, carbon footprint and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) studies. It includes the cradle to site results but also includes the GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions associated with the in use of the material or product (maintenance) and the end of life (disposal, reuse, recycling).’

Cradle-to-cradle: ‘Goes beyond ‘cradle to grave’ and conforms more to the model of the circular economy. In a cradle to cradle model products would be designed in a way so that at the end of their initial life they can be readily reused, or recycled, and therefore avoid landfill altogether.’


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