Cradle to cradle

1. Please define in your own words the terms biological nutrients,  technical nutrients, monstrous hybrids.

Biological nutrients – These are substances that actively flow in biological metabolism. They don’t cause damage to the soil and break down safely during biodegradation, serves as food for small organisms without affecting the natural environment.

Technical nutrients – These materials consist of technical metabolites that can be reused and intended to be recycled in closed industrial cycles; Valuable high-tech synthetic materials and mineral resources are recycled in a perpetual cycle of production, recycling and remanufacturing. Unlike biological nutrients, things are recycled.

Monstrous hybrids- This product is a poor combination of biological and technological nutrition. Because it’s a combination, trouble comes when you have to deal with it. Both biological treatment and technical treatment will have negative effects.


2. What are some examples of unmarketable materials?

Examples: motor oils, antifreeze, household chemicals and other liquid coolants.


3. What is the main difference between the Cradle-to-Grave and Cradle-to-Cradle life cycles?

Cradle-to-Grave is the entire life of a product that goes through, exploring its uses and its impacts, from the starting point where it was made to its ending point where is deposed. On either hands,  Cradle-to-Cradle is similar however this concept does not have an ending point, rather than ending in disposal, the product is taken back and converted into something new. The product life cycle begins again as it is reused.


4. Image examples of these terms.

Biological nutrients

Technical nutrients


Monstrous hybrids

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