Assessing the Ability of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program to Reliably Determine the Environmental Performance of Products

dc.contributor.authorBach, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorMinkov, Nikolay
dc.contributor.authorFinkbeiner, Matthias
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-27T14:18:06Z
dc.date.available2019-08-27T14:18:06Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-14
dc.date.updated2019-07-31T22:47:29Z
dc.description.abstractConcepts and tools supporting the design of environmentally friendly products (including materials, goods or services) have increased over the last years. The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program (C2CP) is one of these approaches. 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 most relevant shortcoming of C2CP relates to its limited assessment scope, due to the fact that neither the entire life cycle of the product nor all relevant environmental impacts are covered. Based on already established tools and their practical implementation recommendations for increasing the reliability of C2CP are provided.en
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/9912
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-8922
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftde
dc.subject.othercradle to cradleen
dc.subject.otherlife cycle assessmenten
dc.subject.otherproduct environmental footprinten
dc.subject.othermaterial flow analysisen
dc.titleAssessing the Ability of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program to Reliably Determine the Environmental Performance of Productsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber1562en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/su10051562en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue5en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSustainabilityen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPIen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBaselen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume10en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 3 Prozesswissenschaften>Inst. Technischen Umweltschutz>FG Technischer Umweltschutz / Sustainable Engineeringde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 3 Prozesswissenschaftende
tub.affiliation.groupFG Technischer Umweltschutz / Sustainable Engineeringde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Technischen Umweltschutzde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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