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Cradle-to-gate

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Cradle-to-gate

Cradle to gate is a term used to describe the one-way, linear material flows that exist in industrialized societies. Resources are extracted, manufactured into products, used and often disposed of in a landfill or waste to energy facility. Cradle to gate in a life cycle assessment (LCA) to mean the LCA has incorporated all the processes required to extract and transform materials from the environment and deliver a product to the ‘gate’ of the factory or retail outlet. (before it is transported to the consumer). See Cradle to cradle fashion dictionary


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