Top 10 C2C Certified products - EPEA Switzerland - Founder & CEO Albin Kälin

During last years, many video’s, books, projects and products became available around the circular economy and cradle to cradle. You want to stay up-to-date, but where to start?  We help you with this by spreading recommendations of other C2C and circular economy enthusiasts.

In this series we will give a circular enthusiast, a stage to tell about his/hers recommendations.  This person will share his or her list with best items, such as a top-5 must visit projects or top-10 books to read.

We will use the motto “Celebrate Diversity”, so you will be inspired by all different personal recommendations, which help you though your Cradle to Cradle and circular economy journey. Enjoy!

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This week we will publish the top 10 of Albin Kälin, Founder and CEO of EPEA Switzerland. Cradle to Cradle changed his life, see Documentary waste=food.

His Top 10 is about (consumer) products:

TOP 10

1. Frosch Cleaning Detergents
2. Trigema T-Shirts
3. Bauwerk Parkett woorden parkett
4. Giroflex Office Furniture
5. Sarco Workwear reworx
6. Röwa Mattresses
7. Tana Chemie - Green care professional
8. Lauffenmühle toolbox assessories
9. Gessner Climatex
10. Müller Sewing yarns 


CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH

In the 90’s under his management the Swiss Rohner Textil AG won 19 international recognitions and design awards. This environmental and economic management approach led him to becoming a world renowned pioneer. As a result the development of the first Cradle to Cradle® products worldwide: the product lines Climatex®.

In 2005 Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart appoints Albin Kälin as CEO of the scientific consultancy EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. ( Since 2006 he supports additional intensive developments of Cradle to Cradle® for the Netherlands and as CEO of EPEA Nederland bv, established in 2008.

At the end of 2009, Albin Kälin founds EPEA Switzerland GmbH. EPEA Switzerland GmbH implements with an experienced management team Cradle to Cradle® projects in all industries in the Alpine Region (D,A,CH,F,I,SLO,H) and the textile industry worldwide in cooperation with EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg.

Link to Cradle to Cradle video at website EPEA Switzerland


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