Scientific Paper: “Assessing the Ability of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program to Reliably Determine the Environmental Performance of Products”
The ability of C2CP to reliably determine the environmental performance of products
Nikolay Minkov, Vanessa Bach and Matthias Finkbeiner from the TU Berlin have published a scientific paper in the journal Sustainability of the publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) assessing the ability of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program (C2CP) to Reliably Determine the Environmental Performance of Products.
In this work, the ability of C2CP to reliably determine the environmental performance of products was analyzed through the application of a criteria-based assessment scheme. Additionally, to compare C2CP with three other already established tools (life cycle assessment, product environmental footprint and material flow analysis), the same criteria-based scheme was applied. Results show that C2CP is not scientifically reliable enough to assure that certified products actually have a good environmental performance.
The article is published open access and is available for .free download
In March 2018 , another scientific paper to characterizing the Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ Products Program was published by them in the same journal.