William McDonough Monthly Mentions: August

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


brand-e | H&M, Puma turn to upcycling H&M collected 7.7 million pounds of clothing last year in a global recycling initiative launched with I:CO, the Switzerland-based fashion raw materials recycler…

Forbes | With Operation LUVSeat, Southwest Airlines Plans to Upcycle 43 Acres of Used Seat Leather The challenge of going from over seven billion to almost ten billion people on this planet by 2050 means we are going to have to do a whole lot of things a whole lot better; more cleanly, more efficiently, and with fewer harmful impacts on the planet…

ensia | Zero Waste World August 18, 2014 — “Don’t let fashion go to waste,” says H&M, the global clothing retailer that booked $20 billion in revenues last year. So I brought a bag of old T-shirts, sweaters and khaki pants to an H&M store in Washington, D.C., where it took them, no questions asked, and gave me a coupon for 15 percent off my next purchase.

Interiors & Sources | ASID Advances Health and Wellness Agenda with CGI America Commitment At this year’s Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), in partnership with 11 organizations, announced its new CGI commitment to developing “ASID Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design” that could improve the well-being of 1 million people through better building design and construction.

Virtual Strategy Magazine | Be Green Packaging Enters into Strategic Sustainable Packaging Alliance with Broadway Industrial Group Be Green Packaging is proud to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Shanghai Broadway Packaging and Insulations Materials Co., Ltd., a leading foam plastics manufacturer as its key molded fiber packaging supplier and partner.

Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production | UGE Selected by Kilroy Realty to Supply Solar System for New Dropbox Office SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 20, 2014) –  UGE (TSX VENTURE: UG) (www.urbangreenenergy.com), a leader in renewable energy solutions for global enterprise customers, has been selected by Kilroy Realty to design and supply the solar energy system at Dropbox’s new LEED Platinum San Francisco office. The custom photovoltaic array will harness solar energy to produce power on-site at Dropbox, offsetting the electricity used in the new six-story commercial building.