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Introduction to C2C (part 1) during the expert seminar in Leuven, July 12th 2010.

Introduction to C2C (part 1) during the expert seminar in Leuven, July 12th 2010.

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  • Deliverables of this C2Cnetwork are the action plans and perspective studies for the target areas Building, Industry, spatial development and governance. Therefore, it was considered there is a need for a common language about Cradle to Cradle. What do we understand with the concept, the principles and the applications. Vito and Sustenuto therefore will work a theoretical framework both at the general level as at the target area level: what does C2C mean for spatial development or how could it be applied in this context, what is it role, what not…
  • Who is doing this: Vito: Flemish institute for technological research. Research institute where about 600 researchers work in themes such as sustainable development, energy, industrial processes, … Sustenuto: Consultancy bureau specialised in Corporate social responsibility and partner of EPEA for Cradle to Cradle. Our sounding board consists. They critically assess our texts and provide guidance
  • As already mentioned a need was determined of having a common language of what is understood with the concept of Cradle to Cradle. For each of the perspective studies an introduction

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  • Theoretical Framework for the C2C network Peter Stouthuysen (VITO) – Dirk Le Roy (Sustenuto) Karl Vrancken (VITO)
  • Context
    • Action plans
    • Perspective Studies
      • Building
      • Industry
      • Spatial Development
      • Governance
    • Need for a common language and common guiding principles:
    • Theoretical framework for the C2CN
  • Team
    • Core team:
      • VITO: sustainable materials management and C2C experts
      • Sustenuto: C2C consultant and strategic C2C partner
    • Sounding board
      • Karel Van Acker, KULeuven, Materials Research Centre
      • Douglas Mulhall, C2C Academic Chair at DRIFT , Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Objective
    • To explain the common vision that governs the network and that will be expressed in the action plans
    • Provide common introductory chapter for each of the perspective studies - guidance on “What could be the role of C2C in relation to:
          • Building,
          • Spatial development,
          • Industry,
          • Governance
  • Approach
    • Write general introduction on C2C (Chapter 1 of the perspective study)
    • Discuss at Target Area Workshops
    • Develop common understanding
    • Provide Guidance for each target area (Chapter 2.1. of the perspective study)
  • Int. Steering Committee Int. Executive Board External experts C2CNetwork European Commission C2CNetwork Experts sounding board feedback
  • Int. Steering Committee Int. Executive Board External experts C2CNetwork European Commission C2CNetwork Experts sounding board feedback
  • General theoretical framework: introduction to Cradle to Cradle
    • Background
    • The Cradle to Cradle concept
    • The Cradle to Cradle principles
    • Cradle to Cradle applications
  • General framework - background Source: Sustenuto, KUL, Wuppertal Institut (2010). Sustainable Materials Management for Europe. From efficiency to effectiveness.
  • General framework - Background
  • General framework - Background
    • Growing awareness something has to change:
      • Last decades growing welfare but well-being?
      • What about next decades?
    • Action is needed and is also taken:
      • initally defensive (cost reduction waste, compliance with law)
      • collaborative (preventive approach)
      • active approach (product responsibility, life cycle analysis, eco- efficiency)
    Will this be enough?
  • General framework - Background
    • Need for a goal – where do we want to go to and how we can achieve this?
      • Braungart and McDonough introduce the C2C-concept
        • Broader framework: eco-effectivity
        • Application framework: products and processes and how to deal with materials/resources/waste
  • General framework - Cradle to Cradle concept
      • Eco-effectivity Eco-efficiency
      • “ Doing the right things” “Doing the things right”
      • “ maximise positive “minimise
      • effects” negative effects”
  • General framework - principles
    • Act as nature
      • Waste equals food
      • Use current solar income
      • Celebrate diversity
  • General framework - applications
    • Products, processes, buildings, business models, spatial areas,… that are inspired by the Cradle to Cradle concept and its principles
    • Only for products there is a validation tool:
      • C2C™-certificate – safe, healthy and reusable materials
    • The C2Cnetwork project ambition is to understand the potential role of C2C for applications in:
        • Industry
        • Buildings
        • Spatial area
        • And role of governance
    • Not the ambition to set up a validation tool
  • Target areas – Limburg principles
    • C2CN based on ‘ Limburg Principles ’
      • We are native to our place
      • Our waste is our food
      • The sun is our income
      • Our air, soil and water are healthy
      • We design enjoyment for all generations
      • We provide enjoyable mobility for all
  • Target areas – theoretical framework
    • If available also other principles, guidelines are described.
    • Workshops will be used to make these more tangible, provide guidance on interpretation
      • How do we use these principles in relation to the target areas? What is the practical implication for the target areas?
      • What are success and failure factors? How can we activate them in a different context? How to make good practices transferable to other regions?
  • Expected Outcome
    • Common introductory chapter for perspective studies
    • Guiding principles per target area
    • Common vocabulary and framework to present C2C as a basis for sustainable materials management in Europe
  • Contact
    • VITO :
      • Peter Stouthuysen, Karl Vrancken
      • [email_address] ; [email_address]
    • Sustenuto
      • Dirk Le Roy
      • [email_address]