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1) A product that uses less energy than the other is not necessarily ecological. How’s that?
2) A table top of stone is not necessarily ecological. How’s that?
3) A wooden table is not necessarily ecological. How’s that?
Now for some provocative questions: You need to have a new table-top near your kitchen sink.
What is the best solution?
1) To buy a laminated chip-board.
2) To buy a table-top of stone.
3) To DIY.
An ecological product has to be seen as a whole process.
We have to consider:
- How much (non-renewable) energy has been used when it is produced?
- How much energy is needed when the product is used?
- The usability of the product – and is it really needed? Or is it just standing and taking space in the garage?
- Can it be self-made? Can it be made of recycled materials?
- How long is the life-time of the product?
- Can it be easily disassembled to usable raw-materials when it has ‘served out’?
- What can it, or parts of it, be used to when it can’t be used anymore in its original function?
Ecological – chip-board, stone or self-made?
To be continued…
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