Material Life Cycles

Click through the links provided to view an in-depth chart of each material explaining it’s entire life cycle: from Raw Materials, to Processing, to Distribution and Use, ending in Disposal, you can see the impacts each has on Resources, Human Health and the Environment along every step of the way. The types of each material are also explained, as well as tips on what to look for in each material to minimize it’s environmental impact.

Ceramic: Life Cycle

Ceramic

Composites: Life Cycle

Composites

Glass: Life Cycle

Glass

Metals: Life Cycle

Metals

Paint/Coatings: Life Cycle

Paint/Coatings

Paper: Life Cycle

Paper

Plastic: Life Cycle

Plastic

Rubber: Life Cycle

Rubber

Stone: Life Cycle

Stone

Textiles: Life Cycle

Textiles

Wood: Life Cycle

Wood

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