Products & Materials Consulting

Cradle to Cradle® Inventory & Assessment

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MBDC assists manufacturers in collecting full ingredient data throughout the supply chain until the product is mapped out down to the parts per million level.  Once the inventory is complete, a thorough evaluation of product’s impacts to humans and the environment is conducted in five possible categories: Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy & Carbon, Water Stewardship, Social Fairness.

This assessment is a primary component of the directly  Cradle to Cradle Certified Program for products, and the results can also be applied towards regulation compliance, life cycle assessments, or other environmental certifications (such as BIFMA level).  This in-depth process (which includes gaining access to supplier’s proprietary formulations for our review) helps manufacturers identify hazards throughout the supply chain and manage priorities for reducing risk and improving eco-effectiveness.

 

Cradle to Cradle® Optimization

Empty water bottlesMBDC will analyze the product inventory and assessment results and partner with you to solve challenges and  improve product design and manufacturing operations.  By applying the Cradle to Cradle framework, we help companies go beyond  minimizing negative impacts, optimize positive impacts, and work towards the goal of 100% good for people, planet, and profits.

For any new or existing product or packaging design, MBDC can help you rethink and redesign using the Cradle to Cradle® framework, select optimal materials, and plan for the future use cycles for the component materials.

 

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See Also Cradle to Cradle Certified Consulting