William McDonough Monthly Mentions: September

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

Construction & Demolition Recycling | Desso appoints Circle Economy founder to supervisory board Robert-Jan van Ogtrop’s appointment strengthens carpet manufacturer’s commitment to closed-loop recycling.

World Economic Forum | Can China be a leader in the circular economy? Manufacturers today are at a crossroads. One way is the business-as-usual approach based on the linear economy, in which goods are made to be used for a short time by consumers and then mostly dumped or incinerated. But with a growing world population and the emergence of billions of new consumers in the rising markets, most people realize this is not sustainable.

CSR Asia | More thought on product’s end of life disposal Most products have a defined shelf life, and a large proportion end up having to be disposed, either because of biological breakdown or simply because of the whims of fashion. Although, companies may not be directly responsible for the way products are disposed, companies could end up being risked with their brand names associated to the waste product.

Recycling Portal | Fresh strategies are required to encourage the use of ELV plastics Manchester — A new set of legislative drivers which use “more carrots, less sticks” is needed if the automotive sector is to deliver greater sustainability within the Circular Economy for recycled plastic content in new vehicles, suggests a leading plastics recycler. Fresh strategies are required, such as rewarding “desirable” behaviours and encouraging individual producer responsibility linked to fiscal benefits, to encourage motor vehicle manufacturers to reuse more plastics from end-of-life vehicles (ELV) in new components, says Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers.

Exchange Magazine | Circular Economy Creates Jobs and Can Save Up to $1 Trillion a Year Tianjin, People’s Republic of China – Conceptualized some 50 years ago, the idea of circular growth is finally becoming embedded in a number of companies and even in cities like Atlanta in the United States, participants at the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, were told.

Huffington Post | Why the Biggest Climate March in History Will Build the Movement Against Climate Protection This Sunday in New York, hundreds of thousands of climate activists will take to the streets to rejuvenate grassroots, media, and political support with “the biggest climate march in history.”

Plastics Today | Amcor to operate an on-site bottle production facility at Method’s Chicago plant Amcor Rigid Plastics plans to operate an on-site bottle production facility within Method’s new advanced manufacturing facility in Chicago. Method, a provider in eco-friendly household, fabric, and personal care products, recently announced that it will build a flagship manufacturing facility in the Pullman Park neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.

The Guardian | Businesses have a role promoting peace in conflict zones Coke, Unilever and Lush are promoting peace in conflict zones from the DRC to Palestine, should more follow suit?

Digital Journal | Shaw Introduces New Bio Renewable Carpet Tile Adhesive Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) announced today the introduction of a new bio renewable adhesive for use with its commercial carpet tile products. It is the first Cradle to Cradle Certified wet flooring adhesive, which used with Shaw’s EcoWorx backed carpet tile represents a complete Cradle to Cradle flooring solution.