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[ox-de] Re: Cradle-to-Cradle (Re: [ox-de] Selbstorganisierte Fülle (3): Vo

Stefan Meretz schreibt:

Hieß das früher nicht schlicht Recycling oder Stoffkreislauf? Oder was 
ist das neue an Cradle-to-Cradle?


Jein. Recycling und Stoffkreislauf sind einfach zu unpräzise.


hier ist eine sehr gute Darstellung des Ursprung des Konzepts:

der Kernsatz:

"there are substantial economic differences between reusing goods and
components versus recycling molecules"

also:  das was man gemeinhin unter "Recycling" kennt ist in Wahrheit

im Detail geschildert hier:

* recycling is often outrageously 
expensive and so environmentally deleterious that it would 
be better to put the stuff in a landfill in the first place. 

* recycling is downcycling (reusing a product at a lower quality 
level, usually because of degradation or contamination by other 
materials. office paper becomes toilet paper, for instance -
an aluminum can has different alloys of aluminum in the 
can's tops, bottom and inside. recycled, the alloys are 
melted together, producing a single inferior product...)

* sometimes the recycling process itself produces additional toxic 
waste. for example, recycling plastic bottles into that groovy 
fleece jacket means bringing toxic antimony into contact 
with your skin.


The famous three Rs?reduce, reuse, recycle?are steadily gaining popularity
in the home as well as the workplace. Reduction, reuse, and recycling slow
down the rates of contamination and depletion but do not stop these

Recycling is more expensive than it needs to be, partly because
traditional recycling tries to force materials into more lifetimes than
they were designed for. Very few objects were designed with recycling in
mind. If the process is truly to save money and materials, products must
be designed from the very beginning to be recycled or even ?upcycled??a
term we use to describe the return to industrial systems of materials with
improved, rather than degraded, quality.


Ist das Neue damit klar herausgearbeitet?


Kontakt: projekt

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