Our ambition are high-quality products, safe for human health and the environment. Assessing the input materials of a product is therefore an essential element of the Cradle to Cradle design concept. We offer our clients scientific analysis, ranging from environmental & material assessment for products and processes to feasibility studies.
- C2C QuickScan
- LCA (in cooperation with thinkstep)
- Environmental Assessment
- Feasibility Studies
- Evaluation of Air Quality
- Sustainable Development Goals
Cradle to Cradle QuickScan
EPEA is offering the “Cradle to Cradle QuickScan on Products” for companies which want to learn more about the Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) potential of their products. The C2C QuickScan is a preliminary scan of a product based on customer’s knowledge and publicly available data about the generic materials and product components. Thereby it is possible to estimate the suitability of a product for a technical or biological cycle and identify potential issues, which do not conform to the Cradle to Cradle® principles.
The result of the C2C QuickScan is a preliminary statement on the C2C potential of the product combined with some first advises for a product optimization. The QuickScan report further contains recommendations for possible next steps like:
- Detailed assessment of the materials in a C2C scenario
- Product optimization
- Certification according to the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM program for products
- Development of a C2C Quality Statement
- Other marketing tools or recommendations
For starting the C2C QuickScan process, the following product-related information is needed:
EPEA checks the material data from the MSDS as well as the customer information and compiles a Bill of Materials according to the given data. To ensure a trustful usage of the data, EPEA and the customer sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which guarantees that no restricted information is leaked.