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Ecological – what is that? – Part I

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.

kitchen table-top, what is the best ecological solution?
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?

Chip-board - stone - glulam, ecological tabletop solutions
Ecological – chip-board, stone or self-made?

To be continued…

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