dust-to-dust

dust-to-dust

adj
(of the environmental impact of a manufactured item) taking into account all phases of the item's existence from construction to eventual disposal
n
the entire environmental impact of a manufactured item, from its construction to its disposal
[C21: in allusion to a well-known phrase from the Book of Common Prayer, often used in Christian burial rites]
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So here are three cars with great MPG, that will live a long time - improving their "dust-to-dust" carbon footprint - that all come from Europe, so had less impact on the environment before delivery to their first owner.
So here are three cars with great MPG ratings that will live a long time ( improving their "dust-to-dust" carbon footprint ( that all come from Europe, so had less impact on the environment before delivery to their first owner.