C2C or Cradle to Cradle


This expression is a play on the famous corporate phrase “from cradle to grave”. But it refers to the design/production cycle, and not to following a customer’s needs for his whole
life. C2C refers to a more ethical approach in production of goods. The core of the philosophy is the highest possible attention to resources consumption and respect for the
environment. C2C processes are sustainable: from the birth of one generation to birth of the next, the environment and the resources of the planet are passed on. Some call it
regenerative design. The aim is to go beyond a mere produce/recycle logic. Each production step tries to avoid depletion of resources and creation of pollution. It ranges from using energy only from renewables to using plastics that are as recyclable as possible. As an example: a company producing wooden objects should plant a sapling for each felled tree; or use recycled wood. Production materials are seen as nutrients for the new production that comes when end-of-life is reached. This means that C2C seeks to create systems that are not
only efficient but also essentially waste free. Francehopital started some time ago with the choice of materials, first and foremost aluminum, steel and ABS.