cradle-to-grave


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cradle-to-grave

(used as a modifier before a noun) Lasting the full spectrum of life, existence, or a given process; that is, from the first point to the very last. Derived from the phrase "from the cradle to the grave" (or "from cradle to grave"). Our cradle-to-grave assessment of material processing ensures that our products remain environmentally sustainable at all levels of development. This cradle-to-grave study will monitor the effects of the drug from patients' infancy until their death, allowing for a comprehensive assessment of its benefits and potential side effects.
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The organizational views on contract administration in this cradle-to-grave structure appear to murmur, No more time than is absolutely required should be devoted to this less visible job.
The 'cradle-to-grave' health service has been proved to be a joke."
Adopting a "cradle-to-grave" approach, Nationet also supplied Internet-ready computers (in conjunction with partners such as IBM and Microsoft).
First of all, for the past 40 years Cubans have been told that they have a right to free education, housing, medical care, and cradle-to-grave security.
With their emphasis on the dignity of the elderly, cradle-to-grave financing and technologically advanced facility design, western Europe - most particularly the Scandinavians - can show us the way, so we're told.
TONY Blair is to brush aside threats of a revolt by Labour MPs and press ahead with his cradle-to-grave reform of Britain's creaking welfare system.
If your products have multi-step or cradle-to-grave identification requirements, a variety of automatic identification and data collection technologies can meet these needs.
They believe that gas rather than electric-fired chillers will save millions of dollars in energy expenditures over time, and a combination of steel and concrete for the infrastructure instead of all steel will reduce overall "cradle-to-grave" levels of energy consumption because it takes less energy to manufacture concrete than to fabricate steel.
Decades of cradle-to-grave social welfare under communism have undermined notions among the Chinese of responsibility for others.
"For better or for worse, cradle-to-grave job security is a thing of the past," said J.
Yet in light of current cradle-to-grave regulations, foundries should not only consider the sales price of their dross, but also whether their recycling company can (or will) comply with testing and disposal requirements.
The report called for "Understanding how a product can impact on the environment from 'cradle-to-grave'...
The meeting, organized under the umbrella of an IAEA technical cooperation project that focuses on cradle-to-grave management of Sealed Radioactive Sources (SRS), provided the participating Member States with a comprehensive overview of the transport safety requirements at each stage in the life cycle of sealed radioactive sources.
BPP-Cables will provide light weight, long life and low cost electrical power cable solutions using verified design and analysis software and a cradle-to-grave engineering approach.
Keeping up with current trends it also considers recycling ("the reverse supply chain") and current sustainability concepts such as triple bottom line, cradle-to-grave and cradle-to-cradle.