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Sustainability – Are We Just Going Round In Circles?

Ever since “Sustainability” (Sustainable Development) became “a thing” with its definition in the Brundtland Commission’s 1987 report ‘Our Common Future’, we’ve been trying to take actions designed to make our modern life sustainable. Individuals,...

Cradle to Cradle Certified(TM) for AGC Glass

AGC Glass has a new Cradle to Cradle Certified™ award at Bronze level from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for Thermobel® & iplus® – Insulating Glazing This product is eligible for the LEED Material Ingredient Disclosure Credit/ See the...

Director of Communications Job Opening

William McDonough and his companies are looking for a Director of Communications to join our fast-paced and dynamic design and innovation office in Charlottesville, Virginia. Responsibilities include developing and executing a holistic short, medium and long-term...

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...

XL Brands Cradle to Cradle Certified Adhesives

Congratulations to XL Brands for their new Cradle to Cradle Certified(TM) adhesive products. Now 15 products are certified with 7 of these at the Gold level. This is a tremendous achievement. Dyna-Stix NPB Flooring Adhesive: Search for XL Brands in the Product...

Bill McDonough Speaks To Builder Magazine

John McManus of BuilderOnline writes.,“I talked with Bill McDonough on Monday this week, and his responses to questions around the meaning, the pathway, and the gratification–personal and business–of innovation in our businesses, industry sectors,...

William McDonough to Keynote SXSW Eco

On October 10-12 in Austin, Texas, SXSW Eco will be hosting their annual conference where William McDonough will give a Keynote speech on the future of Cradle to Cradle® design, the circular economy and the Carbon Positive City. SXSW Eco hosts business leaders, policy...