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Sloan Valve Becomes First 'Eco-Effective' Manufacturer

June 20, 2008
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Sloan Valve Co. has received Cradle To Cradle Design certification for its products by MBDC, a product process and design firm that evaluates companies and their products based on their "eco-effectiveness".

Sloan Uppercut

Sloan Valve Co. has received Cradle To Cradle Design certification for its products by MBDC, a product process and design firm that evaluates companies and their products based on their "eco-effectiveness". Two of Sloan’s plumbing products were certified for Silver-level status: the Uppercut® dual-flush Flushometer and the Royal® model 111 manual Flushometer.

"This certification is the result of 10 months of exhaustive review of our manufacturing processes and materials," announced Jim Allen, director of Sloan's Water Efficiency Division. "MBDC's Cradle to Cradle certification process is the most thorough and rigorous third-party product evaluation. This certification goes beyond our products' water-saving attributes; it is a true assessment of the overall, combined impact of Sloan's manufacturing, material selection, recycled/recovered material use, and all processes related to product creation."

MBDC, founded in 1995, promotes and shapes the implementation of eco-effective design principles. Instead of perpetuating cradle-to-grave products ― dumped in landfills after fulfilling their initial intended purpose ― MBDC's Cradle To Cradle Design concept recognizes products whose materials are continuously circulated in closed loops.

Designing for cradle-to-cradle product lifecycles plans for sustainability and product re-use, which reduces reliance on virgin material inputs and lessens overall material costs.

Sloan offsets 100 percent of the energy used in its Franklin Park, Ill., headquarters with renewable energy, and is also the recipient of the U.S. EPA's Green Power Leadership Award for its Green Power Purchase.

Sustainability is also reflected in Sloan's material choices: About 89 percent of a Sloan Flushometer is made from brass casting alloy, 99 percent of which is from recycled sources, and the Flushometer is completely recyclable or reusable in remodel projects.

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