The clear planning also needs to address what to do with products after their use to avoid these reductive cycles Brennan et al. Eco-textiles, for example, can be used as compost after their useful life Kopnina and Blewitt Kopnina H , Blewitt J. Functional properties and applications of edible films made of milk proteins. J Dairy Sci. These synthetic or mineral materials need to remain in a closed-loop manufacturing system without the loss of quality Brennan et al.
Infinite re-use of the product is facilitated by production of durable materials, with the producer renting out and repairing products. Clarifying the concept of product—service system. Sharing or collaborative economy is complimentary to PSS Piscicelli et al.
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The role of values in collaborative consumption: insights from a PSS for lending and borrowing in the UK. What makes a sustainable business model successful? An empirical comparison of two peer-to-peer goods-sharing platforms. Designing cradle-to-cradle products: a reality check. Int J Sustainable Eng. Murray et al. While interdisciplinary scholarship addressing C2C and CE has emerged, education of sustainability as well as environmental education EE and education for sustainable development ESD have rarely addressed circular frameworks.
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Following these developments, this article wishes to complement existing scholarship of circular frameworks in education by discussing how students apply their understanding of transformative production frameworks to case studies of products or materials.
Eboo : MacMillan. Pointing out that if nature adhered to the human model of efficiency there would be fewer trees and nutrients, less oxygen, less clean water and less biodiversity, McDonough and Braungart McDonough W , Braungart M.
Circular economy and Cradle to Cradle in educational practice
The starting point of avoiding take-make-waste pattern of current production is the understanding that in nature unproductive waste does not exist but serves as nourishment for something new Ibid. The purpose of C2C is to substitute harmful toxic or wasteful materials with natural and decomposable ones, or the types of materials that can be used endlessly in an industrial cycle.
Circular economy tends to put a greater emphasis on technical cycle materials that circulate within the closed-loop system of production, reuse, recovery, and remanufacture Lieder and Rashid Lieder M , Rashid A. The second principle, the use of infinite renewable energy. C2C systems — from construction to manufacturing — tap into direct or passive wind or solar energy sources. Wind energy: fundamentals, resource analysis and economics. Heidelberg : Springer. Handbook of energy: chronologies, top ten lists, and word clouds. Wind and sun do not require resources that can be eventually depleted, as in the case of plant-based biofuels, nor does their production result in dangerous by-products Renewable Energy World.
Wind and sun power is potentially limitless and omnipresent, and as their harnessing, storage and transfer technology becomes more advanced, these renewables become increasingly cost competitive Cleveland and Morris Cleveland CJ , Morris CG. As for the third principle, the utilisation of natural diversity and locally adaptable systems, C2C draws on the idea of healthy ecosystems. These are complex communities of living organisms, each possessing unique responses to its surroundings that works in concert with other natural elements Kopnina and Blewitt Kopnina H , Blewitt J.
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Build Environ. These three principles are then translated into C2C certification schemes, administered, among others, by The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute www. Consequently, manufacturers must demonstrate efforts to improve their products. Generally, C2C and CE has been applied in education for sustainability at two levels — as curriculum upon which this article is focused and physical building in which education is housed, e.
For curriculum development, Ellen MacArthur Foundation provides teaching and learning resources for schools and universities Ellen MacArthur n. These tools include freely downloadable lesson plans.
Sustainability and learning: what role for the curriculum? Inaugural lecture. This research concerns assignments collated from seven students from the Bachelor program at Leiden University College LUC , and two students from the postgraduate program Masters at the anthropology department at Leiden University LU. These students have chosen to investigate drinking containers and other packaging as part of the sustainability-related course. The students were asked to use the following steps: Read assigned literature some of was used in the Introduction of this article.
Decide on what can be done better to comply with the specifications for C2C certification. The case studies described below are abridged and author-edited versions of student assignments retaining most of students original references and conclusions. Students who objected to their assignments being used were excluded from analysis. Although assignments were not submitted anonymously, original information that was linked to individuals was kept in a password-protected file separate from anonymous files researcher worked with.
There are good reasons to stop using single-use plastic bottles and switch to tap-filled reusable water bottles. Are these reusable bottles really as sustainable? In this essay, three water bottles will be coampred on natural resources used, recyclability, reusability, manufacturing and distribution. A popular reusable water bottle will be abbreviated here as DD.
In , DD sold around DD aims to reduce the amount of single-use plastic and improve access to safe drinking water.
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Though DD may be raising awareness about the impact of single-use plastic, they are not drawing essential links between western overconsumption and environmental degradation. However, if everyone had a DD and maintained it, production of PETE bottles might decline, but this further places responsibility on consumers. Sustainable products often cost more, which makes them unreachable for low-income consumers.
Customers can return their old bottles to DD or recycling points. However, DD does not mention what percentage of the bottles is made from recycled materials. Where does the rest go? DD demonstrates the current emphasis on lifestyle choices within sustainability discourses and does not address issues of corporate and political regulation that could potentially ban the sale of PET bottles. A DD bottle consists of a cap, cup and the bottle itself. The cup is made of ABS plastic. TPE plastic is used for the ridges inside the bottle, to prevent it from leaking.
The bottle itself is made of polypropylene.