Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has developed, a new education program regarding material selection and design strategies to ensure materials are safely handled at their end-of-life. The free, self-paced, online course is awarded at five levels of certification—Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Additionally, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard evaluates products and manufactures based on five categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. After the completion of the course, participants are encouraged to create and submit a possible product design for something that would be eligible to receive the Cradle to Cradle certification. The course begins June 9. More information is available at www.c2ccertified.org.
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