Circle of LifeBy Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
Our friends at re-nest have posted a very useful life cycle assessor. Looking at it, you realize that there’s a lot to think about when acquiring a new item. When you purchase a widget, it’s helpful to think about it all the way from the raw materials to its disposal. And there are other questions to consider too! Re-nest lists an extensive list, including:
- Are employees treated fairly?
- What is the typical lifespan?
- Is it recyclable?
Do you think this is a realistic tool? Or do you ask these questions for larger purchases, or maybe only for certain categories, such as electronics?
Image courtesy of re-nest.