FABRICS FAQ : green terminology


Green Textile Terms begin with 'W'

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waste equals food

A principle of natural systems and MBDC that eliminates the concept of waste. In this design strategy, all materials are viewed as continuously valuable, circulating in closed loops of production, use and recycling.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     MBDC

waste prevention

Any change in the design, manufacturing, purchase or use of materials or products (including packaging) to reduce their amount or toxicity before they are discarded. Waste prevention also refers to the reuse of products or materials.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

waste reduction

Preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated through waste prevention, recycling or purchasing recycled and environmentally preferable products.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

wastewater

Water carrying dissolved or suspended solids from homes, farms, businesses and industries.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

A coalition of 160 international companies chartered to promote sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary