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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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MBDC Co-founder William McDonough to Keynote Sustainable Brands ‘19

William McDonough, world-renowned architect, designer and co-founder of MBDC, will take the stage at Sustainable Brands on Tuesday, June 4 to share “A Bold New Vision for the Collection, Processing, Circularity and Productivity of Plastic Waste.” All those attending make sure to join McDonough on the mainstage at 9:15 a.m. to learn more about Cradle […]

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MBDC Collaborates with Toxnot to Encourage Product Transparency with Cradle to Cradle Certified™

MBDC, led by world-renowned architect and designer William McDonough, recently announced a new collaboration with Toxnot, a platform which allows product developers to collect complex data on the ingredients in their products while exploring alternative, potentially safer chemicals securely. Toxnot now allows users to automatically submit their product data directly to MBDC for Cradle to […]

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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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Blueland Launches Innovative Cleaning Products with Platinum Level Material Health Certificates Assessed by MBDC

Imagining a waste-free cleaning product industry is getting closer to reality. MBDC is pleased to have recently provided two Material Health Assessments for Blueland, a company that launched today with household products that aim to eliminate the need for single-use packaging. The Material Health Certificates for Blueland’s ‘Forever Bottle’ and solution tablets were awarded at […]

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Michelle Pfeiffer Launches Henry Rose with Five Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold Fragrances Assessed by MBDC

MBDC provided the recently announced assessments for Henry Rose, a line of fine fragrances by Michelle Pfeiffer, resulting in Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold overall product certification and Platinum recognition in the Material Health category. In pursuit of certification at the Gold level, MBDC assessed the formulas for each fragrance down to the parts per […]

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Milliken Commits to Cradle to Cradle Design™ Optimization with Newly Certified Carpet Tiles

Interior designers can add a new carpet tile to their collection that does more good with the latest Cradle to Cradle Certified™ product coming from Milliken & Company, a global manufacturer with expertise in specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles. MBDC is proud to have worked closely with the Milliken team for […]

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