Waalwijk, The Netherlands, April 23, 2013 -- Desso said its commercial and consumer carpet products became the first in the world to be certified under Version 3.0 of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
A part of Desso's commercial carpet tile range as well as commercial and consumer broadloom carpets have achieved bronze certification, the company said.
there are five certification levels awarded to products: Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
At the new bronze level, at least 75% of the materials in a product are assessed for chemical safety and potential biodegradability and recyclability. In addition, there are requirements for developing a strategy with respect to renewable energy use and carbon management.