Cradle to Cradle and LCA – is there a conflict?

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    Abstract

    The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) approach to ecodesign has been gaining increasing interest among industries, authorities and consumers over the last years. With its focus on resource conservation through closing loops, use of solar-based energy sources, avoidance of certain chemicals and the stated aim to create good rather than just avoid doing too much evil, it appeals more to industry than traditional LCA-based ecodesign. What are the real differences between the two approaches, and is there a conflict? Potential points of divergence between C2C and LCA are identified and the ability of C2C to support a sustainable development is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18. CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering 2011 : "Glocalized" Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)9783642196911
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering: Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing - Braunschweig
    Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
    Conference number: 18

    Conference

    Conference18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering: Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing
    Number18
    CityBraunschweig
    Period01/01/2011 → …

    Keywords

    • Sustainable product design
    • Life cycle assessment
    • Sustainable products
    • Resource conservation
    • Sustainable development
    • Life cycle
    • Cradle to Cradle
    • Ecodesign
    • Manufacture
    • Product design
    • Conservation
    • Energy source
    • Solar energy

    Cite this

    Bjørn, A., & Hauschild, M. Z. (2011). Cradle to Cradle and LCA – is there a conflict? In Proceedings of the 18. CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering 2011: "Glocalized" Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing Springer Science+Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19692-8_104