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  • EcoWorx: From Cradle to Cradle product to Cradle to Cradle culture

    June 28, 2011

    Every year more than three billion pounds of post-consumer carpet hits landfills in the US – much of it carpet that could be recycled or reused. Instead, it is classified as waste then discarded – taking up diminishing landfill space and removing otherwise valuable material from the production…

  • William McDonough at Dwell on Design

    June 26, 2011

    The sessions led to an inspiring keynote from the award-winning architect/designer William McDonough, who has recently put his Cradle-to-Cradle protocol into the public domain, since it's a "discovery not an invention." He described how design, architecture and the industry can create a future…

  • Be Green Packaging’s packaging receives USDA BioPreferred Certification

    June 24, 2011

    Be Green Packaging announced today that its line of plant-based food packaging has achieved USDA BioPreferred status.  The company's packaging, which is composed of wild-harvested plant fibers such as bulrush and bamboo, qualified for the labeling due to its high level of 'biobased' content. …

  • MechoSystems introduces fully recyclable shadecloth series, the McDonough Iceland Collection

    June 22, 2011

    At NeoCon 2011, MechoSystems its new, fully recyclable shadecloth series, the McDonough Iceland Collection, developed as part of an ongoing collaboration with William McDonough, one of the world's most renowned proponents of sustainable design.

    The patterns in the shadecloth series are inspired…

  • Tech for toxics: Clorox, EPA use mobile apps to share green data

    June 22, 2011

    Smartphones are rapidly becoming ubiquitous, and there are ever-increasing ways for individuals to use them to make smarter shopping choices. But how do companies and governments decide the best ways to present their data to the public? Two unrelated news items in the last week highlight two…

  • Texas TV take back in new legislation

    June 22, 2011

    Texas hold’em? Not so much anymore.

    Obsolete televisions that used to end up roadside or otherwise illegally dumped in the Lone Star state will now be properly recycled thanks to new legislation. Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill into law last week that compels TV manufacturers to take back and…

  • C2C Products Innovation Institute featured in San Francisco Magazine!

    June 20, 2011

    Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is featured in the most recent publication of San Francisco magazine. Who's getting famous??? We are!

    An excerpt: "This summer, the 18-month old Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is setting out to make its green product certification…

  • How Cradle to Cradle® became a foundation for Method’s design

    June 20, 2011 By Drummond Lawson

    Method recently had an exceedingly rare joint visit from Michael Braungart and Bill McDonough, the co-authors of Cradle-to-Cradle and principals of MBDC. In the green design world, this is like spending the afternoon working on a script with Pacino and DeNiro, like jamming with Jagger and…

  • IceStone and Cradle to Cradle

    June 20, 2011

    IceStone, LLC is the world’s leading manufacturer of sustainable durable surfaces. Crafted in Brooklyn from 100% recycled glass and concrete, IceStone rivals the strength of natural stone with elegant colors that carry unique depth and character – making IceStone the perfect choice for everything…

  • Shaw increases Eco Solution Q recycled content to 45 percent

    June 16, 2011

    Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has increased the recycled content in Eco Solution Q, the company’s premium branded Cradle to Cradle Silver certified carpet fiber, to 45 percent. Eco Solution Q now contains 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content and 25 percent post-consumer recycled content sourced…

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