About 160 best practices realized by enterprises and public authorities who have chosen to adopt the Cradle To Cradle principles for maximize the positive impact (in aid of the environment and the human health) of our activities instead of try to minimize the negative impact, generally created by the them (eco-efficiency). This is what propose Good practice handbook, the new publication realized by the Cradle To Cradle Network.
The best practices, coming out from The Netherlands (53), Belgium (39), Italy (23), United Kindom (21), France (6), Austria (5), Hungary (4), Finland (3), Slovenia (3), and Romania (2), concern all four areas of Cradle To Cradle: Area spatial development; Industry; Building; Governance) and are applied particurarly about:
- the creation of centres of excellence and tools to support the enterprises;
- the development of rural areas;
- the waste management in the cities;
- the creation of eco-effective territories;
- the urban development.
Among the 23 best practices proposed by Milano Metropoli Development Agency (Italian partner of the Cradle To Cradle Network), 9 concern the Industry, 4 the Building, 5 the Area spatial development, and 5 the Governance. Particularly interesting the Autogrill green store; the green and sustainable motorway Pedemontana Lombarda; the "Enrivonmental Friendly Innovation Prize" prosed by Legambiente; the cohousing projects in the city of Milan; the plan of waste reduction in the city of Brescia; the antismog photocatalytic treatment Coverlite; the print-on demand by Messaggerie.
The Cradle to Cradle concept was developed by W. McDonough and M. Braungart. The Cradle to Cradle Network project is not designed to develop a criteria-based evaluation tool to determine whether the applications are Cradle to Cradle. It considers that C2C is an approach designed to assist (the search for) better solutions (and ultimately (at) good solutions). Rather than being a score sheet for compliance, the Cradle to Cradle Network approach is oriented to help people understand what the wider implementation of Cradle to Cradle principles in the areas of industry, buildings, governance and area spatial development might look like; and, to disseminate and learn from current and emerging good practice.
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