09 Mar '12, 10am

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Issues Its Maiden Certification

The Cradle to Cradle certification considers the entire life cycle of a product from manufacture through use and disposal. This month, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute issued its maiden certifications for the products that met their protocol for design and manufacturing. Desso B.V., Herman Miller, Shaw Industries, and Steelcase Inc., are the first four companies to get certified by the newly started Institute . The C2C certification assesses products for safety to human and environmental health, eco-effective manufacturing and smart design. The program also requires businesses to implement the C2C framework which focuses on using safe materials that can be reused or even composted at the end of their life-cycle . The certification takes a comprehensive approach to eco-labeling and every product is evaluated in five categories: Material Health, Material Re...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/cradle-cradle-product...

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