Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cradle to cradle

Fr. Dennis Tamburello, a Franciscan and a Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College, recently wrote in his blog about a design concept called “Cradle to Cradle,” a way to design products that are made of materials that can be perpetually circulated.
Dr. [Michael] Braungart has created a company, MBDC, to promote cradle-to-cradle design, a philosophy that he describes as the next Industrial Revolution. Some of the products that are already available include office furniture, carpet fibers, cleaning products, window shades, and even diapers. Dr. Braungart and his business partner, William McDonough, have published a book called Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. It is now officially on my reading list.

His February 17 entry is available here.