How does EPEA support the implementation of Cradle to Cradle® building products and furniture?
For manufacturers, it is a matter of market positioning and future business alignment to design their products so that these can also be integrated into a circular economy. Not an easy task – but one associated with enormous opportunities within the scope of the development of the circular economy.
For this reason, we have been working as innovation partner and knowledge trustee together with product manufacturers, suppliers, chemicals producers and ink manufacturers, as well as designers, on a global scale for more than 30 years. We support companies with global supply chains in the implementation of Cradle to Cradle® construction products for technical and biological cycles. We optimise all processes in cooperation with our partners. From the development of chemicals and primary materials to the take-back of certified construction products and furniture.
- Material / chemical evaluation and optimization
- Design for disassembly
- C2C Certified™ certifications and material passports
- Transparent supply chain
- Development of take-back systems
The EPEA science team has extensive expertise in the areas of material composition, chemicals and closed-loop recycling for construction products and furniture. This expertise is used for the optimisation of material safety and the recyclability of products. With regard to the design and implementation of C2C-certified construction products and furniture we are able to check every single constituent for compatibility with the environment and human health
Examples for the implementation of Cradle to Cradle® include tiles by Mosa Tiles, the Desso carpet by Tarkett, the Giroflex office chair, the window systems by Schüco and Lindner or the Auping bed!