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Environmental Executive Moves: ASTM, Mattamy Homes, CECO Environmental, Gradient Energy Services, Protera, IIRC

Environmental Executive Moves: ASTM, Mattamy Homes, CECO Environmental, Gradient Energy Services, Protera, IIRC

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.

zero waste

Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

Companies have a major financial incentive to achieve zero waste. “Waste = Wasted Cash,” writes Eric Lombardi, executive director of Eco-Cycle International, on Waste360.com. An example: Unilever North America, which achieved 100 percent zero-waste-to-landfill at all dedicated distribution centers in North America earlier this year, said zero waste resulted in … Read more »

Catalyst Program Facilitates Sustainable Manufacturing

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has launched the Catalyst Program, which was created for individuals in the manufacturing sector looking to advance sustainability conversations within their own companies. With the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard as a guide, the program aims to help participants make safe, regenerative … Read more »

recycling

The Future of Recycling, Waste Management is Resource Management, Experts Say

The recycling industry has taken a beating lately in the press. Earlier this year Waste Management CEO David Steiner declared the US recycling industry is facing a “nationwide crisis” as recycling facilities increasingly lose money and demand plummets for recyclables. And while it’s not a new debate, John Tierney’s latest … Read more »

Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Circular Economy Product Design Challenge Kicks Off

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and 3D design software firm Autodesk are calling on product designers to fuel the circular economy by participating in the second Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. The challenge kicks off today and gives designers a chance to win up to $6,000 for … Read more »

cradle to cradle

Cradle to Cradle Product Awards Announced

Ecover, Mosa, Trigema and I:CO have won Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awards for their products and systems encouraging recycling and reuse. Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Awards went to Ecover, Mosa and Trigema for their closed-loop and Cradle to Cradle product design. Ecover, which makes ecological cleaning products, was … Read more »

cradle to cradle

Tool Helps Manufacturers Use Safer Chemicals

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute will offer a material health certificate, a tool for manufacturers across industries to avoid chemicals of high concern, shift to safer ones in their products and encourage product and supply chain transparency. The Material Health Certificate marks the first time the Institute has … Read more »

Cradle to Cradle Certified Companies See Cost, Environmental Benefits

Companies including Aveda, Ecover, Puma and Shaw Industries have cut costs, improved product value, developed new revenue streams and avoided risks using the Cradle to Cradle certified product standard, according to a report. Impacts of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, released by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation … Read more »

Cradle to Cradle Product Standard Under Revision

The Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard will be updated, and for the first time, outside input will be sought. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s certification standards board, an independent entity, said it is seeking more stakeholders in an effort to bring more transparency to the process. The standards … Read more »

biomason challenge winner

BioMason Wins Top Cradle to Cradle Products Challenge Prize

BioMason won the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge for manufacturing its brick products, which have a lower emissions profile because they are grown instead of fired. BioMason uses bacterial byproducts to cement sand particles together to form a durable matrix, a method that uses less energy and has a … Read more »

Cradle to Cradle Program Expands in UK

Cradle to Cradle Program Expands in UK

EMG CSR Consultancy has partnered with nonprofit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to increase awareness and participation in the UK of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program. Anglo-Dutch sustainability consultant group EMG will provide management and communications support for the institute in its effort to help companies launch … Read more »