We provide sustainable solutions
We want you to understand why the products of EKOHUNTERS are considered sustainable.
The “Sello Eko” analyses criteria for assessing each of the properties, which we believe should be take into account when designing and developing an ecodesigned product; this is, a product that as far as possible contributes to sustainability and to the improvement of the quality of life of people.
The “sello eko” aims to inform the buyer about the environmental characteristics of the commercialized products inside our marketplace. For this, it talks into consideration two aspects.
The ecoeffectivity of the materials
Whose objective is to inform about the environmental characteristics of the materials used in each product recycled content, reuse, renewable, toxic content and plastics that come from petroleum. Each of these criteria is expressed in percent % and the total addition shows, as a result, the ecoeffectivity of the materials.
The product ecoeffectivity
Which aims to inform about the carbon footprint of each product. This criteria measures the total Kg of CO2 emitted throughout the whole life-cycle.
These aspects are based on the methodology of the life-cycle analysis. Nowadays, it is the most precise and evolve tool in the product environmental analysis. Each of them, has been developed by taking into account the philosophy and values of Ekohunters.
The objective, is to highlight the benefits of the product, as well as detect areas of improvement in the same. The Eko label is then, a quality standard, that allows us identify those commercialized products inside our marketplace, being a differential value over other eco-designed products not sold on the market
EKO LABEL CRITERIA
ECO-EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MATERIALS
1. Reuse of Materials
We promote and value the recycling and reuse of materials in order to reduce the demand for raw materials and reduce waste associated with their extraction/transformation
2. Content recyclability
We promote and value the use of materials that can be incorporated at the end of its life cycle, as raw materials to other products containing recycled products, thereby reducing the resulting impact from the extraction and processing of raw materials.
3. Using renewable materials
We promote and value the use of materials that come from with a high rate of replacing renewal of those materials that come from finite raw materials. In line with the declaration of the Rio Summit 1992, we believe that “forest should be managed in a sustainable way with the aim of responding social, economic, environmental and spiritual necessities of the present and future generations.
We promote and value the design of free of toxic products, on the certainty that products that we buy, end up releasing part of the substances that they contain and this end in a way that can be absorbed by us through touch and breathing.
5. Non plastic petrol
We promote and value the use of bioplastics. We believe, that these are, the healthiest, cleanest alternative and ecoefficient traditional plastic typology (derivatives from petroleum).
ECO-EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PRODUCT
6. The carbon Footprint
We promote and value the product design with low emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2 among others) in all the stages of its life-cycle, which cause global warming.
The carbon footprint goes far away from the single measure of CO2 emitted, as it takes into account all the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
The life-cycle of a product comprises
Obtaining raw materials and components:
- End of life
These steps are summarized as follows
includes obtaining raw materials and components
includes the manufacture of a product
takes into account the use distribution and the end of life of the product..
7. Guarantees / certificates
We promote and value the effort made by designers to certify the environmental benefits of all or part of the production process of their products through the various existing environmental sellos on the market.
We highly value the work of all official environmental sellos and certifiers accredited independently that the product complies with a series of standards of environmental quality with the objective of protecting the environment and seek social sustainability in its conjunction. Is our goal, reach strategic agreements with all those agents that contribute to generating a change in the industry.