Carbon is not the enemy and can be used as a resource and in circular economy systems “safely, productively and profitably,” according to architect William McDonough, co-founder of the sustainable design Cradle to Cradle methodology.
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 »
Eco-friendly cleaning products company Method Products and urban farming company Gotham Greens will partner to build what they say is the world’s largest rooftop farm at Method’s new manufacturing plant in Chicago. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, Method says it expects its plant will be the world’s first LEED-Platinum ... Read more »
Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. World Economic Forum: The Swiss nonprofit foundation has appinted William McDonough (pictured) as chair of the Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. McDonough has held appointments on previous Global Agenda Councils and served as the special adviser on sustainable development ... Read more »
Waste Management and sustainable designer William McDonough have launched a sustainable product and package design company to reduce consumer goods’ waste impact. The Waste Management McDonough Sustainable Innovation Collaborative aims to help producers, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers improve the recyclability of their products and packaging. It will also help businesses ... Read more »