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Want to help build a cradle-to-cradle economy?

Professor Michael Braungart literally wrote the book on cradle-to-cradle business models.

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is releasing a new version of the cradle-to-cradle certified product standard. This serves as a leading, science-based measure for transforming the safety, health, circularity and sustainability of materials and products across major sectors and industries.

The underlying Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is rapidly becoming the world’s best recognised framework for assessing, optimising and verifying all aspects of product design and manufacturing.

It boasts five comprehensive categories:

  • Material Health
  • Product Circularity
  • Renewable Energy & Climate
  • Water & Soil Stewardship
  • Social Fairness.

‘In support of the Institute’s growing community and scaling of impact, we are seeking to expand our assessor network and are inviting organisations worldwide to submit qualifications to become certified either as an assessment body,’ the institute says.

These new assessors aim to provide guidance to companies working to achieve product certification and assess products to determine fulfilment of Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard requirements.

The deadline for online submissions is 31 July 2020.

Get a copy of the book ‘Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the way we make things’ here, written by Professor Michael Braungart in 2002.

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