Cradle to Cradle means just that: every product you make must ultimately lead to the creation of a new product. This idea stems from nature, where waste does not exist, and every end of something is the start of something else. In practice, this idea has been translated into two cycles:
Within this cycle you ensure that all raw materials and chemicals used in an organic product are biodegradable or harmless. The goal is for materials to be reabsorbed into nature, serving as raw materials for other natural processes.
In this loop, you design products in such a way that you can repair or reuse them without loss of value. Many people confuse this cycle with recycling. Recycling, however, is merely a postponing the traditional process (creation, use, disposal), because the product ultimately ends up on the waste heap.
In our process, all harmful chemicals are replaced by raw materials and additives that break down in a natural cycle. The associated hygiene dispensers are also integrated in a technological cycle, which means they will serve as a raw material for new dispensers after their lifetime.
BlackSatino is Cradle to Cradle certified because it meets the following five criteria: