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MBDC and Blueland Continue Collaboration on Safer, Healthier Products

After assessing all of Blueland’s products and nearly all of their packaging for Material Health Certificates, we sat down with their Co-founder and COO John Mascari to talk about the process. To date, all of Blueland’s products and most of their packaging have achieved Platinum Material Health Certificates from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation […]

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Amazon features Cradle to Cradle Certified™ as part of their ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ badge

As the originators of the Cradle to Cradle Certified protocols and now a leading assessor for the certification, MBDC is delighted to see the world’s leading online retailer empower customers to make informed choices. 

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MBDC Co-Founder William McDonough Discusses Cradle to Cradle Design™ With Bill Nye

William McDonough, co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things and co-founder of MBDC, was recently a guest on Bill Nye’s Science Rules! podcast. During the episode, Nye and his co-host Corey S. Powell asked McDonough about his diverse areas of impact, including product chemistry, plastics and packaging, and architecture.  In addition […]

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Fortune Magazine Recognizes MBDC Co-founder William McDonough as One of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

MBDC is pleased to share that William McDonough was named in Fortune Magazine’s sixth annual list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders at #24. Fortune listed McDonough amongst 49 other leaders who are “transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same.” Fortune’s inclusion of McDonough shows the growing recognition of and achievements in […]

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McDonough Team Brings Cradle to Cradle Design™ to Circularity ‘20

MBDC President Jay Bolus and McDonough Innovation Project Director Tamay Kiper will speak at GreenBiz’s Circularity ‘20 event, held online August 25-28.GreenBiz’s complimentary digital conference seeks to provide a platform for sustainability leaders to learn, connect and accelerate the Circular Economy. Jay will join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Nina Goodrich for “Unpacking Packaging: The Nuances […]

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New Environmental Chemist Joins MBDC Team

MBDC is happy to welcome Peyton Fernandez as our newest Environmental Chemist. Prior to joining the MBDC team, Peyton explored green chemistry in a variety of ways. We sat down with her to discuss her experience and thoughts on Cradle to Cradle Design™. What is your general background?  As an environmentalist at heart with a […]

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MBDC Assesses First Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver Mass Market Hair Care for Carol’s Daughter

MBDC is happy to share the latest result of our long-standing collaboration with L’Oréal USA — Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Goddess Strength Shampoo and Conditioner from Carol’s Daughter. The achievement marks the first Mass Market hair care line to achieve Silver level of the program, the world’s most advanced, science-based standard for designing and making […]

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Coty Achieves Silver Level Material Health Certificate for Calvin Klein Fragrance Assessed by MBDC

MBDC and Coty Inc. announced that Calvin Klein fragrances has achieved a Silver level Material Health Certificate (MHC) as part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. The fragrance, CK EVERYONE, has been declared Calvin Klein’s “first clean and environmentally conscious fragrance.”  As part of Cradle to Cradle Certification, the world’s most advanced, science-based […]

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MBDC Chemist Teaches Students About the Cradle to Cradle Circular Economy

Jacob Melone, a Senior Environmental Consultant at MBDC, shares his reflections on a Cradle to Cradle workshop he conducted at a nearby school.  This January, a private school near Richmond, VA reached out to MBDC about having a chemist present on sustainable and circular design to a class of design students. It was a new […]

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MBDC President Jay Bolus to speak at SPC Impact 2020

On April 1, MBDC President Jay Bolus will speak on the panel, Completing the Package – Inks, Adhesives and Coatings, at SPC Impact 2020 in Austin, Texas. The event, which is hosted by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, will bring together experts to “find packaging’s place in this big jigsaw puzzle, addressing its important role, beyond […]

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MBDC Provides Assessments for Hemp Black’s Platinum Material Health Certificate

MBDC is proud to share our recent collaboration with Hemp Black, which resulted in the hemp technology company receiving a Platinum level Material Health Certificate as part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. Hemp Black’s eco6 is produced from the carbonization of hemp and serves as an alternative to traditional petroleum-based carbon black.  […]

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EIG and MBDC Assess the First Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Platinum Fabric for C&A

MBDC, creators of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, and Circular Economy advisors Eco Intelligent Growth (EIG), have assessed the first Platinum certified fabric for C&A.

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MBDC Chemist Reflects on Transparency Trend

By: Jacob Melone When it comes to products’ chemical make-up, transparency has never been the norm. Manufacturers have often gone to extreme measures to protect their intellectual property and trade secrets. Despite this competitive atmosphere, MBDC, creators and foremost implementers of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, have built cooperative relationships with manufacturers and […]

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