Original post here on EcoTextileNews: Cradle to Cradle offers new ingredient certificate
CHARLOTTESVILLE – [04.02.09] Cradle to Cradle, the ecological certificate developed by the McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) consultancy has introduced a new ‘approved ingredient’ element to its programme, which can be applicable to textiles and clothing.
The new Approved Ingredient certification programme assesses the sustainability of product ingredients for human and environmental health, as well as their recyclability or compostability. “The Cradle to Cradle Approved Ingredient certification makes it easier at the design stage to create ecologically-intelligent products by choosing materials that meet key sustainability criteria for material health and material reutilisation” said Jay Bolus, Vice President of Technical Operations for MBDC. “We invite material manufacturers to gain this designation and let their customers know about this as they qualify.”
The Cradle to Cradle Approved Ingredient designation is the second certification program developed by MBDC, which initially set out to identify end-products that met a series of environmental criteria with four levels of attainment, each requiring a higher achievement: Basic, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
MBDC‘s Ingredient certification is open to all manufacturers that make chemicals, materials or substances used in finished goods. Material assessments are conducted by an in-house team of scientists and project managers.
Copyright © 2008 Mowbray Communications