Keeping Materials in Use Forever within the Circular Economy

Energy and Environmental Engineering
Perla Grijalva Tiana Phillips Danna Garcia

Jackie Nichols

"Engineers and scientists are trying to find ways to keep materials and products in use as long as possible, more than just recycling. One idea is the Cradle to Cradle process, to reuse a product until it can no longer be able to be recycled and needs to go to nature or landfills. Just like in many cities, Tokyo has a linear economy of take, make, waste which does not work because it takes non renewable resources and other resources away from the environment. This city project looks at the question, Is there a way to be able to keep materials in use forever?"

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