Short description of the principles
The goal of Cradle to Cradle is to create a society without waste. We can achieve this by adopting entirely new ways of thinking. The key focus is that things need to be done in the right manner, not in a manner that is ”not quite as bad”. In the Cradle to Cradle methodology, all products, processes and systems are the foundation for something new. Just like in nature itself, there is no waste.
Consider waste as a nutrient for something else'.
The starting point is to create added value: for the environment, for your health, for society as well as from a financial point of view. That is why Cradle to Cradle has three basic principles:
First of all: consider waste as a nutrient for something else. In the second place: only use clean and sustainable energy sources, like the sun. And last but not least: stimulate diversity, including biodiversity, cultural diversity and innovations.
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