Taking The Risk Out Of Hazard Management

MBDC at Sustainable Brands

Howie Fendley, Director of Business Development and Senior Chemist at MBDC represented MBDC last week at Sustainable Brands 2015 in San Diego. In an interview Fendley discusses Cradle to Cradle methodology which incorporates two metabolisms – designing products...

MBDC At SustPack 2015

MBDC will be exhibiting at SustPack 2015 – the Sustainable Packaging Event –  in Orlando, Florida from March 31st to April 2nd. In attendance will be Jay Bolus, President Certification Services and Howie Fendley, Director of Projects & Senior Chemist....

William McDonough Offers a New Language for Carbon

A New Language For Carbon William McDonough, co-founder of MBDC, founder of William McDonough + Partners and McDonough Innovation and co-author of the seminal text of the sustainability movement Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, has proposed a new...

gDiapers – Vote For This Diaper Innovation

gDiapers is working hard to bring their innovative gCycle (www.gCycle.com.au) program to market via Childcare centers. They are about to start the process of certifying the product with us at MBDC. gDiapers is in final negotiations with a factory.  The aim is to end...

Watch Bill McDonough’s Keynote at SWSX 2016

Did you miss SWSX16 and fail to see Bill McDonough’s keynote about Cradle to Cradle®, The Circular Economy and The Carbon Positive City? If so, then you can watch it here. Then contact MBDC to learn how we can help your organization learn how to design products...

MBDC at SXSWECO 2016

MBDC is at SXSWECO. Want to learn more about #CradletoCradle #design + how to get on the path to positive? Meet MBDC @sxsweco during the mentor sessions 10/11

Study Adds PCBs To Chemicals Linked To Autism

New research continues to show health issues from use of problematic chemicals in products.  An association between polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and autism has been found in a study led by a Drexel University researcher and published last month in Environmental...

Why Environmental Handprint Is Unnecessary

We are starting to see the emergence of organizations talking about their “environmental handprint”. Supposedly it’s the positive contribution to off-set their (presumed negative) footprint. Why do we need to invent a different construct for...

Thread Tower Cradle to Cradle Certified

Congratulations to Steelcase, Inc. on their Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Thread™ Tower. Thread™ empowers connections by transforming any carpeted floor into a power source. It is a simple, ultra-thin power distribution system designed to provide power where you need...

MBDC At SXSWECO

We are proud to announce our own Jay Bolus and Victoria Walsh are confirmed as Mentors for @sxsweco. Register now to meet them at the Mentor Session : goo.gl/v1k2IE #cities SXSW Eco’s Mentor Sessions give attendees the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one...

Why Being BPA FREE Isn’t Good Enough

In previous posts I’ve written about why being “BPA FREE” isn’t good enough. Basically what a product IS made from is what counts, not what it’s NOT made from! BPA Free – Regrettable Substitutions There’s ample evidence of...