Commended: More than 30 Building Products Receive Cradle to Cradle Certificates

Tarkett was awarded a total of 25 C2C certificates for its building products. From left to right: Professor Michael Braungart (EPEA GmbH), Maria von Wirth (KOOB Agentur für Public Relations GmbH), Dr. Peter Mösle (Drees & Sommer), Ann-Christine Ayed (Tarkett Holding GmbH), Tilo Höbel (Tarkett Holding GmbH).

Over 30 Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certificates have been awarded to building product manufacturers at BAU2019, the world´s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems.

The commended products include partition systems, glass partition walls, floor coverings, insulation profiles and ceiling systems. They comply with the current C2C standard issued by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and are therefore sustainable and recyclable. The C2C assessors from EPEA – Part of Drees & Sommer – were available to advise the manufacturers throughout the product optimization and certification process. The certificates were presented in Munich on January 15.

The recipients of new C2C certificates include building product manufacturers such as Strähle Raum-Systeme GmbH, Lindner Group, Technoform Bautec Kunststoffprodukte GmbH, Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH, Tarkett Holding GmbH, Eisinger GmbH, Schüco International KG and Vicona GmbH. To ensure that the products comply with the C2C principle, they were analyzed, evaluated and optimized according to their toxicological properties and recyclability. In addition, records were also presented to show their energy balance, water quantity and quality and their compliance with social criteria during the production process. These tasks were carried out by the Cradle to Cradle auditors of EPEA – Part of Drees & Sommer.

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