William McDonough Monthly Mentions: July

Here is a collection of some of the media mentions that William McDonough and his organizations have received in the last few weeks.


GreenBiz | GreenBiz 101: From trash to treasure, the elusive quest for zero waste In late June, high-tech company Eaton trumpeted the fact that 39 of its manufacturing facilities globally had reached a zero-waste-to-landfill milestone. To put it another way, the sites collectively since 2010 have eliminated 2,750 metric tons of trash and materials through recycling, reuse and other new processes…

Daily Commercial News | What is the upside to upcycling? When William McDonough and Michael Braungart published their first book, Cradle to Cradle, a dozen years ago, it caused a stir among environmentalists, and lent impetus to the then-young movement toward sustainability…

DW | Cleaning up the clothing supply chain The is year’s Berlin Fashion Week is focusing on green and ethical fashion. It’s a sign the industry may be paying more attention to the environmental and social concerns associated with clothing production.

Triangle Business Journal | How Al Gore and sustainability led Seventh Gen’s Replogle to buy a Raleigh coffee startup Organic household cleaner company Seventh Generation is buying downtown Raleigh beverage brand Gamila Company for an undisclosed amount of money.

Green Building Elements | Green Materials Report: Ecovative Design’s Mushroom Magic Are there alternatives to foam  when it comes tp packaging and insulation? Absolutely yes. contends Ecovative Design, a Green Island, NY company engaged in the design, development, and testing of new products and biomaterial applications.

Techli | 5 Minimalist Packaging Designs That Are Changing The World If you were to follow the minimalist principle “omit needless things” when it comes to product packaging, you could make the case that the blister pack is the epitome of minimalism.

ASU News | ASU Wrigley Institute board member to chair economic council William McDonough, member of the board of directors of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University and world renowned architect, educator and author, has been appointed chair of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy.

The New Zealand Herald | Introducing the Blue Economy Entrepreneurs old and new are proving business doesn’t need to mean pollution, resource degradation and depletion.

Digital Journal | Brabantia Earns Prestigious C2C Environmental Certification for New Stainless Steel Pedal Bins Two of Brabantia’s new houseware offerings, the 30 and 40 liter Flat Back fingerprint proof matte steel pedal waste bins, have received the prestigious Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Certification®, which recognizes Brabantia’s commitment to environmental friendliness and sustainability in the design and manufacture of these products.