cradle-to-grave


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cra·dle-to-grave

(krād′l-tə-grāv′)
adj.
1. Present or in effect throughout a person's lifetime: cradle-to-grave health care.
2. Occurring or persisting from beginning to end: "the cradle-to-grave effects on the environment of making, using and disposing of a product" (Cynthia Crossen).
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At this event, 32 representatives from 21 countries examined progress and challenges in the development and implementation of national policies and strategies related to cradle-to-grave management of radioactive sources.
The second step is for designers to abandon the cradle-to-grave mentality and think about the life of the product and its packaging after it is bought.
The question is: With essential post-award metrics that carry such heavy consequence, are most cradle-to-grave contracting offices equipped with the resources to manage PBSA in a political environment of federal budget constraints and acquisition workforce downsizing?
The new standard warranty program is said to be in line with Flowserve's commitment to cradle-to-grave support for its customers.
ONE WAY TO RESPOND TO CONSISTENT INCOME DISPARITIES is to build a domestic social infrastructure that mitigates some of the worst effects of inequity and poverty, for example, the cradle-to-grave social welfarism that Northern European societies developed during their growth-spurt years after WWII.
Mamta Khanna, pollution prevention program manager at the nonprofit activist Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, California, would like electronics manufacturers to take cradle-to-grave responsibility for their products.
Separately, Cognos also signed a partnership agreement with Banaglore-based iGATE Global Solutions Ltd to broaden its cradle-to-grave services offerings.
He posits that this is directly related to the greater adoption of lean manufacturing approaches fueled by the need to squeeze ever more costs out of the manufacturing process, In particular he says cradle-to-grave component traceability is a fast-growing trend as manufacturers seek to improve process efficiency and reduce liability.
COLLEGE lecturers are teaching primary school children French, Spanish or German as part of a cradle-to-grave language learning scheme.
McDonough, an architect, and Braungart, a chemist, argue that the cradle-to-grave manufacturing model is inherently wasteful.
With most of its photos never published before, this cradle-to-grave retrospective of one of the 20th century's most public lives does justice to its subject as well as its readers.