Auping has adopted the Cradle to Cradle principle. Cradle to Cradle must be understood almost literally, and implies that waste is not just thrown out, but that it becomes a component for something else. This approach features a circular cycle of materials. These are fully biologically degradable or 100% recyclable and usable in a similar or higher grade product. As a Cradle to Cradle company we aim, supported by EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency) for an infinite cycle of raw materials and components.