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Promoting Cradle-to-Cradle Design

2:14 PM MDT | May 24, 2010 | Alex Scott

Some chemical companies say it is more profitable and environmentally beneficial to design and produce chemicals that may be readily recovered as raw materials once a product’s useful life has ended. Such a system, dubbed cradle-to-cradle (C2C) manufacturing, is gaining traction even beyond industry as some retailers and government officials advocate C2C as the basis for the next industrial revolution. Leading chemical companies typically produce some chemicals deemed C2C materials, some that require minor or major changes to qualify as C2Cs, and others that...

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