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Downcycle is a term used to describe a consequence of design failures, provide products status as biological nutrients or technical nutrients (cradle to cradle). The practice of material recycling proves much of its inherent value degraded,down-cycling. It witnesses a poorly design of a life cycle and the flow of materials in the process. A bad example, is a juice packaging, the outside material clued together with a metallic material, impossible to separate). The metal belongs deep down and organic materials on the top. See also cradle to cradle in the Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia

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