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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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MBDC President Jay Bolus To Moderate Panel at VERGE Circular

On Tuesday, October 22, MBDC President Jay Bolus will moderate the breakout session,  “Safe and Circular: Integrating Material Health Into Circularity” at VERGE Circular in Oakland. Jay will facilitate the conversation on the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program as the most holistic standard for a safe, healthy Circular Economy.  He will be joined at […]

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MBDC’s Jay Bolus to Present With Beauty Kitchen Co-founder Stuart Chidley at In-Cosmetics Conference

On Thursday, October 24, MBDC President Jay Bolus will join Stuart Chidley, co-founder of UK-based cosmetics company Beauty Kitchen, to speak about their Cradle to Cradle Design™ journey. The presentation is part of In-Cosmetics North America, an annual conference held in New York to celebrate the latest innovations in personal care. Jay and Stuart will […]

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Blueland Debuts Waste-Free Hand Soap with Platinum Level Material Health Certificate Assessed by MBDC

Blueland launched a new offering this week in its mission to eliminate the need for single-use plastic in consumer packaged goods: Foaming Hand Soap with a Platinum level Material Health Certificate assessed by MBDC. Following the successful debut of their Clean Up Kit, which earned positive reviews in Vox, Fast Company and the Wall Street […]

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Middle School Student Learns About Cradle to Cradle Design™ From MBDC

Alex, an eighth grader in Charlottesville, VA recently spent the week shadowing members of the MBDC team. We sat down to ask her about how her time here shaped her way of thinking about sustainability and design. To start off, what kind of things have you been experiencing this week? I’ve been working a lot […]

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MBDC Co-founder William McDonough To Deliver Plenary Talk at GreenBiz’s Inaugural Circularity Conference

MBDC co-founder and globally recognized leader in sustainable design and development William McDonough will present Not Just Circular, But Safe at Circularity ’19, GreenBiz’s first Circular Economy-themed conference in Minneapolis. At 3:00 p.m. CDT McDonough will explain how products can be made with safer, healthier materials, then be designed for circularity, all while using clean […]

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MBDC Promotes Cradle to Cradle Design™ for the Circular Economy to Sustainable Brands

MBDC recently returned from Sustainable Brands ‘19 in Detroit, which took place last week. The annual conference brought together business leaders focused on chemistry, circular economy, energy, finance and communications/marketing with the mission of obtaining The Good Life. The Good Life directly corresponds with MBDC co-founder William McDonough’s Five Goods: Good Materials, Good Economy, Good […]

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