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SUSTAINABLE BY NATURE
Developed according to circular economy principles, made of 98% natural (bio based and mineral) raw material and recyclable, DLW linoleum also achieves a neutral carbon footprint until the end of its manufacturing stage and commits to the Cradle to Cradle rigorous philosophy.
BIO BASED COMPOSITION
DLW linoleum is truly environmental friendly :
- 2% cork
- 3% colored pigments
- 5% resin
- 8% jute
- 19% limestone
- 20% wood flour
- 41% linseed oil
Made of 98% bio based raw material, it also preserves the environment as 76% of its content is rapidly renewable (within a year or less).
On top of that, our linoleum integrates up to 40% recycled content and is 100% recyclable (production and installation wastes).
CIRCULAR ECONOMY PRINCIPLES
We set ourselves the highest standards when it comes to the environmental quality of our manufacturing materials.
All our products are developed according to a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology, which means :
1. To assess an existing product' impact on the environment through all stages of its life cycle
2. To develop new products specifically designed to reduce their environmental impact
To be “Carbon Neutral from cradle to gate” means our CO2 emissions are neutral during the first stages of the product life cycle, from the growing of raw materials to the end of the production process (Cradle to Gate)
All the details can be found in our Environmental Product Declaration, which has been third party certified (EVEA laboratory) according to the guidelines of international certification body (UL).
(*) From Cradle to Gate: includes raw materials and manufacturing process (A1-A3 stages of EPD)
CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED™ - SILVER
Being Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver signifies that our products have been awarded certification based upon their performance across five critical areas of sustainability: Material Health, Product Circularity, Renewable Energy and Carbon Management, Water Stewardship and Social Fairness.
The certification is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products are designed for a safe, circular and responsible future economy. Gerflor’s final target is to reduce waste until we reach a “zero waste” solution, which means the waste can be developed for a new product cycle.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a product certification based on a design philosophy. Gerflor adheres to follow this approach in the search for continuous improvement.
DLW linoleum products are Cradle to Cradle certifiedTM Silver*
*Acousticplus is Cradle to Cradle certifiedTM BronzeCLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT CRADLE TO CRADLE
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
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