• Incorporating Cradle-to-Cradle Design into Herman Miller Products

    June 5, 2011 By

    In the late 1990s, office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, Inc., entered into a collaboration with architect William McDonough to create a system for designing cradle-to-cradle products. This collaboration led to the creation of a tool—the Design for Environment (DfE) product assessment…

  • Pediatricians tell feds to protect kids from chemicals

    June 4, 2011

    The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement yesterday, urging the federal government to update the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and to start protecting our kids from hazardous chemicals. It’s about time pediatricians stand up for their patients. The…

  • Meeting customers’ needs for chemical data: a guidance document for suppliers

    June 3, 2011

    Business-to-business communication of chemical data, such as chemical identity and health and safety impacts, along supply chains is critically important to product manufacturers’ efforts to make informed decisions on the health and environmental impacts of the products that they put on the…

  • The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute at the Clinton Global Initiative

    June 2, 2011 By Zem Joaquin

    This year’s Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting (CGI) has been all about commitments that will make a positive difference around the world. Yesterday, during the Market-Based Solutions for Protecting the Environment session at CGI, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (formerly…

  • New study finds potentially toxic flame retardants in high chairs and car seats

    June 2, 2011

    Parents beware – the very things that keep your children safe can also be harming them. A study by ACS’ Journal Environmental Science and Technology and Heather Stapleton revealed that products such as car seats, high chairs, strollers and other baby products that contain polyurethane foam could…

  • Be Green Packaging launches nations first sustainable plant-fiber manufacturing facility

    June 1, 2011

    Be Green Packaging, LLC. announced today that it has finalized the purchase of the manufacturing plant where it will house the nations first compostable packaging facility based on the Green Products Innovation Institute’s standards. The rapidly growing company, which is located in Santa Barbara,…

  • Cradle to Cradle hits the mainstream - first ever C2C fashion show

    June 1, 2011

    The first ever Cradle to Cradle (C2C) fashion show took place on Friday during the C2C Festival at the AEDES Architecture Forum in Berlin. Four young designers – Otto Rien of The Netherlands’ DutchSpirit, Swedes Matilda Wendelboe and Jeppy Larsen (the latter of Bonkeli Design), as well as German…

  • At Replenish, opting for new designs over improving old ones

    May 27, 2011

    Launched in late 2010, Replenish is a company guided by Cradle to Cradle principles, has been actively working with MBDC for two years and is reinventing cleaning product packaging for the good of the planet.

    James Ewell, director of consulting at MBDC, sat down with Jason Foster, founder of…

  • Live unframed!

    May 26, 2011 By Michelle Kaufmann

    When I first saw images of the Sayl chair designed by Yves Behar for Herman Miller, I fell in love at first sight. But today, spending time sitting in this chair, I was able to enjoy the comfort that thoughtful engineering provides. Originally inspired by the engineering of the Golden Gate…

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