Cascading maximizes resource effectiveness by using biomass in products that create the most economic value over multiple lifetimes. This approach to production and consumption states that energy recovery should be the last option, and only after all higher-value products and services have been exhausted.
This concept is often associated with the forestry sector, in which cascading use can be effectively demonstrated. For example, a resource effective cascade may start with recently harvested, solid wood that goes into:
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