Artikeln publicerades 31 maj 2013
Questions and answers from the economic seminar May 21, 2013 - Cefur
How can we achieve better social diversity into local development projects?
Through dialogue with all stakeholders and through planning for support of social and cultural diversity from start.
Is there any way to find the list of all C2C products?
Yes. On http://ronneby.se/sv/sidowebbplatser/cefur/lankar/ you can find two links to C2C certified products.
Can we somewhere have access to the presentations?
No, they belong to the respective company. You may have the presentations given by the Cefur representatives (Erik & Jens about C2C in general and Johan about the value for Ronneby) but we will send it to those who ask for it. Send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can C2C be adapted in any industry, for example pharmaceuticals?
Absolutely. Think about packaging for instance.
Who certifies and by what standards?
A Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization without any ties to the founders of C2C. They are responsible for certification. Both setting the standard and issuing cetificates. Link: http://www.c2ccertified.org/
You said c2c is incorporating the natural step ideas. How/where do you do it? Examples?
I do not think anyone said that but the C2C roadmap is a form of back-casting – similar to TNS ABCD approach
What are the success factors developing an institution like Cefur which promotes sustainability?
A Cefur promotes C2C which is a platform for holistic quality and innovation.
Connection to businesses? How do we reach them?
During next half year Cefur will be actively approaching industry in Blekinge to discuss how they could link into C2C – Any ideas of how we can do that effectively are welcome.
How do you define sustainability in c2c?
To quote William McDonough: “Sustainability is the minimum". C2C is not about sustainability but about planning for and attempting to create a beneficial impact. C2C is not a sustainability methodology but a platform for holistic quality and innovation with focus on materials, energy and diversity.
Är energieffektivisering samma som eco-efficiency?
Ja, men det är inte fel för det. Energieffektivisering kan vara nödvändig för att lyckas gå över till helt förnyelsebar energy – Ett C2C-mål kan aldrig vara att minska energiförbrukningen – snarare är målet att bli 100 procent förnybar eller ännu hellre att generera mer förnyelsebar energy än man gör av med – men vägen dit är ofta energieffektivisering.
Could not C2C and energy efficiency/sustainability be complimentary?
Energy efficiency is not wrong. In fact it is often a tool to reach the target of becoming 100% renewable. When setting C2C-goals however, the goal is more likely to be to generate more renewable energy than is consumed and saving energy can be a tool to be able to reach that goal.
Why dont you use wool or more natural materials for the carpets instead?
Wool is not created with carpets in mind, so to make a carpet of wool you need to treat the wool with chemicals – more often than not with chemicals that are bad for you.
How to find a beneficial way to reuse building materials as glass/concrete?
The first step is knowing what material is where, and to define ways to re-use the material (or recycle it) without losing quality.
How can we work with Cefur to create an energy revolution in Africa?
Cefur is a Ronneby based organization and not active in Africa. However, we would be delighted in working together with the regional companies here in Blekinge to find solutions.