Ökologie

Cradle to Cradle

Endless material cycle

without additional resource consumption

The chips produced by the planing and sawing industry are returned to a material recycling cycle. Products from megawood® made of GCC (German Compact Composite) derived timber products are produced with electricity from renewable energies, do not consume any additional natural resources and enable healthy, sustainable and recyclable construction at the highest quality level. The responsible use of resources is part of our corporate and product philosophy.

"Imagine a high-quality building material that is harmless to health, permanently available is permanently available and does not consume any additional natural resources."

our motto

Everything is resource!

This is made possible by megawood® products made of our environmentally friendly and sustainable wood material called GCC (German Compact Composite). With its high surface hardness and the ability to be processed like wood, we offer a healthy, recyclable alternative to tropical wood and conventional WPC.

Decking boards, privacy fences and façade elements: under the motto "wood taken a step further", we at NOVO-TECH develop our innovative polymer-bonded wood materials and use them to manufacture durable and low-maintenance products for outdoor use. The responsible use of resources is part of our corporate and product philosophy.

A globally unique high proportion of up to 75 % natural fibres forms the basis of our GCC wood material. Renewable raw materials from PEFC-certified cultivation are used for this. No trees are felled to obtain the chips, but instead chips from the regional planing and sawing industry are used. We also see our responsibility for the life of future generations in a healthy environment in the circular economy. Only with mandatory take-back can we counteract tomorrow's disposal problems today.

To meet these demands, we have decided to develop a return system especially for our GCC products. At the end of their long life cycle, they are taken back free of charge and 100 % recycled for the production of new articles with the same quality. Every product from our company should be able to be exchanged again for the customer without a guilty conscience after many years of use - with the knowledge that all used articles are returned to a material cycle.

Cradle to Cradle also at megawood®

If there is one thing that is definitely in our genes, it is the Cradle to Cradle® principle, that every resource serves as a nutrient for a new life cycle.

Cradle to Cradle® describes a material cycle in which products or raw materials circulate in always recurring cycles "from the cradle to the cradle". cradle to cradle".

At megawood®, the GCC (German Compact Composite) wood-based products run through a technical cycle so that new products can be made from them again and again. are manufactured from them. For this purpose, we have installed a special return system to return the megawood® products made from GCC since 2005 to the material cycle.

As a confirmation of our product design and corporate philosophy, our GCC (German Compact Composite) material was awarded Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Gold in August 2020. For the harmlessness of all ingredients, we even achieve the highest possible value of "Platinum". This makes our GCC material one of the top 20 certified building materials worldwide.

The human and ecotoxicological harmlessness of all ingredients of our GCC material is confirmed on a global quality level. The ecological assessment of the integrated water management and the climate-neutral energy concept in production as well as the high social standards at our production site in Germany round out the comprehensive material and process evaluation holistically.


Within these categories, our GCC wood-based panel has been certified according to Cradle to Cradle Certified™*:

Cradle2CradleScorecard Magazin 2021 C2C EN2
C2c Gol 4ClgTM
*Version 3.1, Renewal 27 Aug 2022, with the exception of DELTA decking boards, more information on certification available at www.megawood.com/c2c
If there is one thing that is definitely in our genes, it is the Cradle to Cradle® principle that each resource serves as a nutrient for a new life cycle. Cradle to Cradle® describes a cycle of materials in which products or raw materials circulate in recurring cycles “from the cradle to the cradle“.

Our GCC (German Compact Composite) material has received the Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold award. This certification is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Für was steht das Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute?

The Cradle to Cradle Certification is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a comprehensive solution for evaluating, optimising and verifying all aspects of a product's design and manufacture. Products are considered comprehensively in terms of their safety, recyclability and responsibility and are assessed against five categories: Material Health, Recyclability, Renewable Energy and CO2 Management, Water Management and Social Justice. The product is then assigned a certification level for each category (bronze, silver, gold, platinum). The lowest certification level among the five categories determines the overall certification level of the product, which is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Cradle to Cradle (C2C)

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