Cradle to Cradle leads way for Shaw
Carpet manufacturer Shaw has always been leading in the sector on sustainability. Part of Shaw’s long-term vision is to look at the life-cycle of the product. The Cradle to Cradle certification process has become a guidepost for how they make their products. At the moment, 85 percent of Shaw’s products are Cradle to Cradle Certified, and the...
More about finalist C2C Design challenge: bloom
Design Challenge 6 finalist bloom by Lauren D'Souza and Luka Thurlbeck, aims to cut down on waste at ever-more-popular music festivals. "bloom is a re-usable food vessel designed with sustainability and a compact design in mind. It is a lightweight and convenient solution for food packaging. bloom not only uses materials that are recyclable, it...
C2C PII announces winners of 6th Design Challenge
Oakland, CA – The winners of the latest Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge have been announced by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. This is the final competition in a series of six global Challenges, which invited designers, sustainability professionals and students to re-envision and redesign products for the circular...
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Opens Submissions for 6th Challenge
Source: C2C Certified OAKLAND, CA. – The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is now accepting entries for the next Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge incentivizes and inspires the design community to envision viable product design solutions for the circular economy, powered by...
More about one of winners of C2C Design Challenge V - S(h)aving World project
The Best Student Use of Autodesk Fusion 360 Use of Fusion is the S(h)aving the World project, and here's what cradle-to-cradle pioneer William McDonough had to say about it: “Using the razor as a design assignment is an interesting one in the context of Cradle to Cradle because it is exemplary of the product of service model combined with planned...
More about one of winners of C2C Design Challenge V - The LOOP spool
What does William McDonough has to say about the winner of Best Professional Use of adskfusion360 -- the LOOP spool (a recyclable spool for 3Dprinting's raw material)? “I would be interested to see how much of the design is evolving from the use of the tool vs the aesthetics of the designer who is making engineering and aesthetic decisions. I...
Designing for impact: Questioning our role and responsibility in world
Inspired by the San Francisco Design Week theme, "Question Everything," C2CPII and SYPartners are joining forces to explore and discuss design, as one of the most powerful tools we have for transforming society. Join this conversation with a panel of experts from different design practices—from product, to built environment, to org design, and...
Background article: creation of Venlo's City Hall
Source: FMM October marked the official opening of Venlo’s City Hall. The municipality wanted to design a building that fit in their ambition to use the cradle to cradle principles to realise economic growth, spur innovation for regional business, and strengthen the image of the region. But the realisation of this ambition brought with it a number...
Free online course on Cradle to Cradle design
Source: Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Product innovators, sustainability practitioners and professionals looking to drive positive impact and learn best practices for the future of design and manufacturing, now have the opportunity to participate in the Cradle to Cradle Certified Catalyst program. The online course is free of...
Carlsberg unveils new green fibre bottle design
Source: Sustainable Brands Carlsberg unveiled the new design for a fibre bottle at the Sustainable Brands conference last week in Copenhagen. The design is part of the work of the Carlsberg Circular Community — formed in 2014 with the goal of creating packaging that meets the Cradle to Cradle design framework. The Danish brewery kicked off the...
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