Raw material

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Raw material is a feature of a product

It is also a product in itself at some point of the chain of manufacturing.

Definition of what is a raw material and what is not is still open.

At the moment in the packaging texts of most products you can find raw materials that are present in the end product.

Some environmentalist claim that raw materials that are used in the production process and discarded should be accounted for. Material input per service unit is a method for w:eco-assessment. See w:Material input per service unit for more info on it.