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Why Dell and Steelcase are Using Mushrooms and Agricultural Waste

-By Tish Tablan- MBDC recently spoke with Ecovative Environmental Director Sam Harrington about how the company was inspired by Cradle to Cradle® principles to grow packaging, and the huge promise of mushroom technology to disrupt the plastic industry, not just in packaging but across applications. [...]

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NASA Sustainability Base and Shaw Industries Eliminate the Concept of Waste

Learn how the NASA Sustainability Base and Shaw Industries are using Cradle to Cradle to eliminate the concept of waste in this MSNBC video, part of The Future of Technology series.

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Safer Consumer Products Summit 2012

San Jose, CA: Jay Bolus is a featured speaker at the Safer Consumer Products Summit 2012. The pre-Summit Forum “Innovating for Safer/Greener Products” will coalesce strategies from manufacturers, brand owners and chemical companies—both global names and start-ups. The Forum will also explore new opportunities for suppliers of alternative materials and chemicals and LCA and toxicology [...]

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Nike, Adidas Want To Dye Your Shirt With No Water

  Forbes interview Jay Bolus, MBDC’s VP of Technical Operations, for an article or waterless dying. Article Excerpt: The new technique works by putting CO2 under extreme pressure of 1,100 pounds per square inch, which turns the CO2 supercritical, meaning it has the properties of both a liquid and a gas, according to Jay Bolus, the […]

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A 5-step guide to buying RECs and carbon offsets

-By Cal Trepagnier- McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) recently went through the process of reviewing its own purchases of renewable energy certificates (RECs) and carbon offsets, and learned some lessons along the way. As it can be an involved process, we'd like to share what we took away from the process -- and hope you [...]

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