Tag Archive for 'cradle to cradle'

Designing and building a house with minimal environmental impact

May 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Villa Asserbo was constructed in Asserbo about 60 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjørndal of the Danish architectual firm eentileen.dk wished to reduce the environmental impact of building construction by relying on local building materials. They worked to design and build a house with minimal carbon emissions, and to use only […]

Ellen MacArthur speaks with Jon Snow about the only economy which is sustainable

November 14th, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

“If you redesign things differently there’s no reason why you cannot make that product again and again and again,” says Ellen MacArthur. “If you are faced with running out of something, surely the solution is to use less but it doesn’t solve the problem. It buys ourselves more time.” “The idea of a circular economy […]

Ellen MacArthur investigates Dutch businesses employing the Cradle to Cradle concept

September 7th, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur visits the Netherlands to investigate the circular economy and the cradle to cradle® concept. Steff Kranendijk, CEO of Desso said “It doesn’t make sense that we live in a linear economy like we do now.  All the things we make are thrown away or incinerated so we have decided that it is a […]

A Dutch company makes functional products from waste

April 23rd, 2011 by We Beat the Mountain

We Beat The Mountain is a young, innovative organisation that aims to reduce the worldwide trash and waste mountain. In order to reach this goal, We Beat The Mountain and her community create, develop and produce cool functional products made from recycled waste and trash. We Beat The Mountain started from three emotions: anger, frustration […]

Professor James Clark speaks about green chemistry and waste as future feedstock

December 20th, 2010 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Professor James Clark of the Department of Chemistry’s Green Chemistry Group at The University of York speaks about Green Chemistry and waste as future feedstock. His presentation is introduced by Dame Ellen MacArthur who has founded the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which is working for a sustainable future. Professor James Clark’s presentation spans five Youtube videos.  […]

Recycling is not enough – industry needs to close the product lifecycle loop to be sustainable

December 8th, 2010 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation raises awareness of the need to develop a Circular Economy to create a sustainable civilisation that generates no waste. She visits Interface Flor, which makes flooring, to see how the company is developing a closed-loop system.  Following the cradle to cradle philosophy, when the flooring needs replacing, it can re-enter the […]

Making plastic waste into durable and practical furniture

October 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

All over the world creative people are coming up with ways of dealing with the millions of tons of plastic thrown away each year. In Chile, creative designer Rodrigo Alonso, has devised a way of using hard-to-recycle plastic from electronic devices, toys, drink trays, and stadium seats etc. to produce functional and durable furniture. The […]