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New Version of Cradle to Cradle Certification Program Released

McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MDBC) has released a draft of the version two criteria for its Cradle to Cradle (C2C) product certification program. The most significant changes to C2C, which certifies an array of consumer and building products based on MBDC’s environmental philosophy, are a new “Basic” level of certification and increased stringency for the previous entry level, Silver. According to MDBC’s Jay Bolus, the intent behind the new level is to show manufacturers that “you’re in the game but there are some things in your product that we find unacceptable at Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels.” Bolus also noted that Gold has become more achievable through a reduction in renewable energy requirements. A comment period is expected to run through summer 2007. For more information, see


Vol. 16, No. 2, and

Published August 2, 2007

Roberts, T. (2007, August 2). New Version of Cradle to Cradle Certification Program Released. Retrieved from

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