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Why is the recycled content used in Second-Look wallcoverings pre-consumer? Second-Look wallcoverings are manufactured with a minimum of 20% preconsumer recycled material. The benefit this provides is complete visibility into the makeup and sustainability profile of the recycled material, which is difficult to achieve when recycling other manufacturers’ post-consumer wallcoverings. Transparency is important as Versa Designed Surfaces and the A&D market move toward tools such as Environmental Product Declarations.
What is the difference between pre-consumer and post-industrial recycled material? Generally they mean the same thing and are often used interchangeably. However, pre-consumer is the preferred term and the one that is used in the LEED and ISO 14021 environmental labeling standards.
Does Second-Look support LEED? Yes, all Second-Look wallcoverings support LEED v4 under criteria for Low Emitting Materials, and Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials for its recycled content. The Second-Look reclamation program supports Construction and Demolition Waste Management. New Pilot credit for certified multi attribute products & materials include NSF 342.