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The Circular Guide to Christmas

Veolia, a  global leader in optimized resource management, published a holiday gift guide titled “The circular guide to Christmas,” offering suggestions on environmentally conscious gifts including The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability–Designing […]

Bill McDonough Discusses The Monarch Butterfly and Milkweed

The McDonough Conversations: Why nature needs humans By Joel Makower Published May 05, 2014 on This is the latest installment in a regular series of conversations with William McDonough (@billmcdonough), designer, architect, author and entrepreneur. View […]

How Playworld Systems makes outdoor play sustainable

Playworld Systems, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground and fitness equipment, is committed to measurably reducing its impact on the environment. The company’s aggressive action to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) helped Playworld Systems become the first and only playground manufacturer to have its products Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver.

The best tools for using healthier materials in your products

This article is the second in a three-part series exploring the challenges manufacturers face to design healthier products and the resources available to help them avoid chemicals of concern. Each post will focus one of the three phases in the Cradle to Cradle framework: inventory, assessment and optimization.