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  • Desso chief says his company is reaping the rewards of its Cradle to Cradle approach

    June 16, 2011

    "We like that eco-efficiency, but what we like much more is eco-effectiveness: this is what C2C is about," he says. "That means that you can have a positive footprint, so your footprint can be as big as possible because everything in your product is safely recyclable at a very high level."

    To…

  • EPA improves access to information on hundreds of chemicals

    June 15, 2011

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making it easier to find data about chemicals. EPA is releasing two databases — the Toxicity Forecaster database (ToxCastDB) and a database of chemical exposure studies (ExpoCastDB) — that scientists and the public can use to access…

  • Be Green Packaging and P&G Receive Diamond Award for Packaging Innovation

    June 14, 2011

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif.; June 13th, 2011 - DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers has announced the winners of its 23rd Annual Awards for Packaging Innovation, naming Be Green Packaging and Proctor & Gamble as the recipients of its highest honor, the prestigious Diamond Award.  The companies…

  • Smart companies consider Cradle to Cradle systems

    June 14, 2011

    Companies now realise that they simply cannot be the conduit between raw materials and consumers. Smart companies – particularly those in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector – are the ones that evaluate their products' impact from raw materials sourcing to consumption and disposal. The…

  • A designer’s perspective on making the Sayl chair a C2C certified product

    June 14, 2011 By Yves Béhar

    In producing the Sayl chair, we removed 30% of the materials for a chair in this category, of this caliber.  The first consideration in building a chair is structural.  When we removed so many materials, less had to do a lot more.  The materials we chose had to carry a lot of weight and maintain…

  • Cradle to Cradle Day June 9th, 2011

    June 12, 2011 By

    The evening with William McDonough and Michael Braungart was an amazing event. The room was packed full of enthusiastic supporters eager to hear the dynamic duo. I was extremely greatful to have the opportunity to meet so many who were also passionate about C2C. It was actually the first time I…

  • Why the Federal Government Finally Acted on Chemical Safety

    June 11, 2011

    The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday released its latest report on human carcinogens.

    The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances — captafol, cobalt-tungsten carbide (in powder or…

  • India-Netherlands CSR Linkup

    June 11, 2011

    Earlier this month, the Netherlands along with Iceland were hailed as great models of CSR. Co-Founder of cleaning company Method, Adam Lowry said that: “The Netherlands, very specifically, has been pursuing a “cradle to cradle” policy and building out the required infrastructure to support…

  • Cradle to Cradle pays off says a new ebook!

    June 9, 2011 By

    Time and time again we hear that C2C makes business sense. Is it really that hard to understand that our "take, make, waste" system isn't going to take us into a bright future? Just take a look at this excerpt from a new ebook about how C2C pays off. You can download the entire book here.

    Here…

  • Replenish receives Cradle to Cradle Gold certification

    June 8, 2011

    MONTEREY, June 8, 2011 – SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Replenish, maker of an ultra-concentrated Multi-Surface Cleaner in a Reusable Bottle System, announced today at Sustainable Brands that it was Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold for its multi-surface cleaner and Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver for…

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