EPEA is offering the service “Quick Scan” for customers who want to learn more about the Cradle to Cradle® potential of a product based on readily available data and information. The purpose is to give the customer preliminary information about the Cradle to Cradle® potential of a product and/or recommendation for an initial step of a Certification according to the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM program for products . As a Quick Scan is a quick internal check it cannot be used as something like a Certificate or a Quality Statement.
Based on manufacturers’ own knowledge and publicly available data the product is evaluated by EPEA from the point of view of Cradle to Cradle® criteria. Information about chemicals on the level of exact chemical name and/or CAS numbers as ingredients will be included if they are readily available but not resulting in an ABC-X Assessment. A Quick Scan does not substitute in any way a regular Material Assessment (ABC-X Assessment) according to Cradle to Cradle® toxicity, scenario and cyclability criteria.
Hence a Quick Scan result is based mostly on knowledge about the generic materials which is a first step but does not substitute a regular Material Assessment according to the ABC-X system of EPEA. In products the problematic components are often the minor ones which are usually widely used but not known by manufacturers of products if they purchase pre-products from suppliers.
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