Cupron Technology is environmentally friendly as it is based on copper, a naturally occurring element present all over the world. Copper is absorbed and used beneficially by all ecosystems and virtually all life forms on earth.
Specifically, the copper oxide that is the basis for Cupron Technology is made from recycled copper. When Cupron technology is integrated into textile fibers, solid surfaces, and other polymers it is typically non-leaching or minimally leaching and thus has no negative environmental impacts.
According to the Environmental Protection agency (EPA), copper applied to the surface is not expected to readily move into groundwater. In fact, groundwater is far more exposed to copper from copper plumbing, copper based agricultural products, and other sources. In addition, according to the EPA, copper is an essential nutrient for most life forms. Any negative impact of copper on aquatic and terrestrial organisms would depend on its bioavailability, and the copper oxide in Cupron Enhanced textiles is basically non-bioavailable due to its insoluble nature.