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MBDC: Design + Chemistry + Leadership + Innovation

Founded in 1995, MBDC has been advocating for endlessly resourceful Cradle to Cradle approaches, working with companies to intentionally design products which eliminate the concept of waste, use clean energy, value clean water and celebrate diversity.

MBDC’s services help clients understand and implement the Cradle to Cradle Design™ Framework on multiple levels, from materials and products to packaging and corporate leadership.



We created the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program

We conceived and launched the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard which is now administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to make it available to the public as an independent, third-party, peer-reviewed program in order to spur innovation on a global scale. 

The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program is the world’s most advanced, science-based standard for designing and making products for the Circular Economy. It acknowledges continuous improvement and innovation of products and processes toward the goal of being not just “less bad” but also “more good” for people and the planet.


We are leaders in Material Health Assessments

Our chemists have been providing material and product assessments, down to the parts per million, for over two decades.


We developed the Cradle to Cradle Design Framework

We have inspired and guided companies around the world to remake the way they make things.


Inventory + Assessment + Optimization

In addition to providing Assessments for the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, MBDC’s services include:

Material Health Assessments

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    The MBDC Material Health Assessment (MHA) is based on the Material Assessment Methodology published as part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. It goes beyond a simple supplier declaration of ingredients, to provide an in-depth, detailed report covering homogeneous materials inventoried to 100 parts per million and assessed for toxicity to human and environmental health. The report details the presence of hazardous materials; chemicals known to be carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins; endocrine disruptors; and any incomplete data.

Product Screens

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    MBDC’s product screens evaluate products for their potential for becoming Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and can provide valuable guidance in selecting and procuring materials from several potential suppliers for use in the built environment.

Product Optimization

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    MBDC will analyze the results of a product inventory and assessment and guide you to improve product design and manufacturing operations to minimize negative impacts, optimize positive impacts, and work towards being 100% good for people, planet, and profits.

    For any new or existing product or packaging design, MBDC can help you rethink and redesign it using the Cradle to Cradle® Design Framework, select optimal materials, and plan for the future use cycles for the component materials.

Cradle to Cradle® Training & Workshops

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    MBDC facilitates hands-on design workshops where teams work in groups to apply the Cradle to Cradle® Design Framework to real world product designs. The workshops can be tailored to suit your organization’s needs. Corporate environmental and sustainability programs can be mapped using the proprietary Upcycle Chart to help identify additional value-added opportunities.