William McDonough and Waste Management today announced a new partnership — the Waste Management-McDonough Sustainable Innovation Collaborative — aimed at advancing and improving recyclability and lessening the environmental impacts of products and packaging.
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The idea of being health positive is grounded in the belief that building materials should be free of chemicals of concern. All stakeholders have the right to expect this beneficial interaction with their built environment. Health positive is a hazard-based concept that respects not only the site boundary, but also the full length of the supply chain.
Joel Makower of GreenBiz.com talks to Bill McDonough about ‘The Upcycle’. The book ties together the impressive contributions McDonough and Braungart have made over the past quarter century, individually and together, toward the goal of re-envisioning commerce.
Beyond ‘Less Bad’ to 100% Fabulous: A chat with architect and sustainability thinker William McDonough
Upcycling means that we’d get that bottle back and take out the antimony. It gets better. That’s what we mean by upcycling: the idea that things get better when humans touch them. They move to their next use. The book is about taking things and imagining what’s next for them
Blog post in Huffington Post by William McDonough about upcycling everything from public lands to railroad tracks.
Excerpted from their newest book, William McDonough and Michael Braungart suggest moving beyond sustainability and into practical design that can result in energy abundance.
Renowned university chooses the internationally recognized thought leader, designer, and author, William McDonough, to manifest a real-time archive prototype for the future of digital archiving.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute announced the certification of its first global apparel brand collection. Products in the PUMA InCycle collection have been awarded BASIC level certification under version 2.1 of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard, the first step on a continuous improvement and innovation path.
Shaw Industries integrates Cradle to Cradle thinking across the organization and has Cradle to Cradle Certified products in all residential and commercial flooring categories, including broadloom carpet, carpet tile, hardwood and rugs.
I recently caught up with Bridgett Luther, the institute’s president. I’ve known Luther since her days as director of the California Department of Conservation under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the perch from which she was first exposed to McDonough and Cradle to Cradle.