The “Earth Overshoot Day“ serves as an annual reminder thathumanity has already used up its entire resources budget that was meant to be for the current year. This was 22 August in the year 2020.
The 31 December 2020 is however the target and zero mark for a secured future. A continual growth in consumer demand results in an increasing consumption of resources. The results of this are complex and irreversible environmental damage that has been visible for a long time on a global scale.
In order to reduce the size of the ecological human footprint, it is important that material cycles are closed and that materials can be reintroduced to the production of new products at the end of their long life cycle.
*Version 3.1, Renewal 27 Aug 2022. The certification proves that our products make a contribution to the positive sustainability evaluation of buildings.
If one thing is in our genes, then it is the Cradle to Cradle® principle. It describes a materials cycle, in which products or raw materials circulate within recurring cycles. We have been installing a special returns system since 2005 in order to ensure that our GCC wooden material products can be used. This enables us to retain and use existing material resopurces without a change of quality. This enables us to expand and produce construction productions that conform with the highest quality standard – without additional consumption of new natural raw materials.
You will find returns dealers here: www.torrotimber.com/en/retailer
GCC conforms to Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold Standard*. Our GCC (German Compact Composite) material has been awarded the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold. The certification is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. This means that our GCC material has received the confirmation that is both human and ecotoxicologically harmless as far as all of the contents are concerned at a global level of quality. The ecological evaluation of the integrated water management and the climate-neutral energy concept during production and the high level of social standards at our production site in Germany round off the comprehensive material and process evaluation in an integrated manner. GCC is therefore conforming with the highest eco-effectiveness standard.
* Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Gold, Version 3.1, Renewal 27 Aug 2022
Use the scouring powder to thoroughly clean your severly soiled torroTIMBER® terrace surfaces. It does not include any tensides or other chemicals and it also does not pose a risk to groundwater. 2 kg of scouring powder suf ce for approx. 20 m2. Do not apply to sensitive surfaces or mask them in advance, do not use on co-extruded terrace decks. Cleaning with scouring powder is carried out between steps 3 and 4 of the terrace care instructions. You will nd the instructions for use on the product label.
The safety datasheet and the list of ingredients is provided at: www.novo-tech.de/service