Gift Guide to a Circular Christmas

19 December

William McDonough and Michael Braungart’s The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability — Designing for Abundance, made Veolia’s list of circular gifts for the Holiday Season. See the full gift guide on LivingCircular, powered by Veolia.

The Indian Express: Revolutionising the Factory

18 December

By Vani Bahl, Published December 8, 2014 CHENNAI: The image of a ‘factory’, as propagated by the Industrial Revolution, is that of a smokestack polluting the sky, hot and dangerous exposed assembly lines, and dark and dingy manufacturing houses. Hero — the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheeled automotives — is all set to revolutionise […]

Why Design Is Key To The Circular Economy | WEF Video

04 December

On September 12, 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, William McDonough was invited to speak on why design is key to the circular economy.  The World Economic Forum recently shared some of McDonough’s insightful quotes from the presentation on the Forum blog as well as a link to the video.  William McDonough […]

William McDonough + Partners Design for NASA = Intelligent Building

03 December

On December 2, 2014, Architizer recognized William McDonough + Partners’ work on the NASA Sustainability Base as one of seven Intelligent Buildings that demonstrate the success of digitally drive design. Inside the unique crescent shaped building there is special control technology just like that of a spacecraft. The technology provides real-time data about the airflow throughout […]

MechoSystems Embraces Cradle to Cradle Thinking

03 December

William Mainman, Marketing Manager at MechoSystems, discusses how MechoSystems was able to incorporate Cradle to Cradle® thinking into their products and the importance of this transition. MechoSystems, a designer and manufacturer of innovative window-covering systems for the architecture and design communities, carries three Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products. MechoSystems also works with the Make It […]

A Conversation with William McDonough: Why Prefer Cradle to Cradle

02 December

Among the collaborative sessions held at Greenbuild 2014, a panel discussion titled “A Conversation with William McDonough: Why Prefer Cradle to Cradle,” highlighted organizations that have incorporated Cradle to Cradle® into their business models. As co-developer of the Cradle to Cradle® framework for design and expert in sustainable design, William McDonough was the featured guest. […]

William McDonough Monthly Mentions: November

01 December

Here’s a collection of some of the media mentions that William McDonough and his organizations have received in the last few weeks. Click on the heading to read the full article. Ecopreneurist | Cradle to Cradle Now Offers Standalone Material Health Certificates In a move that may enable more manufacturers to begin seeking Cradle to […]

Thinking outside the box: unwrapping a massive packaging problem

18 November

By Rachel Nuwer and Jennifer Kho, published in The Guardian: As the holiday season approaches, more and more purchases are happening online. Online purchases are projected to grow 20.1% to hit $1.5tn this year, according to eMarketer. As a result, mail packing is a burgeoning sustainability concern. Aside from the plastic and cardboard wrapping the […]