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Second-Look wallcoverings are now manufactured with pre-consumer recycled content. Wallcoverings continue to offer a minimum of 20% total recycled material.
Has the amount of recycled content in Second-Look changed? No, Second-Look wallcoverings have always contained a minimum of 20% recycled content. The only change is in how that material is being sourced. Wallcoverings previously contained recycled content that was split evenly between pre-consumer and post-consumer material. Now recycled content is comprised entirely of pre-consumer material.
Why is the recycled content used in Second-Look wallcoverings pre-consumer? 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’ wallcoverings. Transparency is important as LSI 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. New pilot cried for certified multi attribute products & materials include NSF 342.