Scientific Analysis

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 assessments for products and processes to feasibility studies.

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.

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