Green Products

Eastman Pursues Responsible Recyclability of Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester

Eastman initiative reinforces the low environmental impact of Tritan
Press Release

Kingsport, Tenn., Nov. 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - As part of the ongoing work to maximize the recyclability of its polymers, Eastman Chemical Company has teamed with DSI Plastics to develop a new regrinding and reuse stream for Eastman Tritan™ copolyester and its other copolyester materials, including Eastar™ and Durastar™.

Kohler Co. Becomes First Two-Time Winner of EPA's Sustained Excellence Award

Agency honors Kohler for its commitment to developing innovative, water-saving technologies
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October 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For the second year in a row, the Environmental Protection Agency has honored Kohler with its Sustained Excellence Award, recognizing the company's continuing dedication to the development and promotion of water-saving products and the education of consumers on water conservation issues. A pioneer in the kitchen and bath industry, Kohler Co. has long been dedicated to producing efficient, cutting-edge products that are at the forefront of the industry.

William McDonough Shares His Plans for the Next Industrial Revolution

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At NAEM's upcoming EHS Management Forum in Austin, renowned architect William McDonough will describe how his breakthrough design concepts can advance the development of a new, circular economy. We spoke to him this week to learn more about 'cradle to cradle' design and how these ideas can be incorporated into everyday business decisions. 

Adidas Goes ‘All In’ to Embrace Sustainability

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship: Member Spotlight
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According to a 2011 MIT Sloan School of Management study, 67 percent of global executives say that sustainability strategies are necessary to be competitive. As a global leader in the sporting goods industry, the adidas Group recently redesigned its sustainability journey into a “4Ps” model emphasizing people, product, planet, and partnership.

Eco-Topia Is Coming

Green Builder Media’s Celestia Project smashes dystopian narratives about the future; promises instead an age of environmental balance and abundance.
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April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A time capsule has been found in New York’s Central Park. But this is no ordinary artifact. It comes from the future—the year 2100. As researchers begin sifting through its contents, they find documents, videos and technology that shake the world from its dystopian trance. A hopeful future is both possible and probable, the record says, as long as we allow current trends regarding food, shelter and resilience to take shape.

Developing a Product Stewardship Strategy at Johnson & Johnson

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By Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director in the Worldwide Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability; Johnson & Johnson 

Green Builder® Media Releases Its Hot 50 List of Green Home Products

According to editors, “The age of the Internet of Things has begun.”
Press Release

Eastsound, WA, February 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Green Builder Media just released its annual list of the hottest products available for today’s green homes.

Design With Intent

Sustainability in Product Design
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Every time I go to the store to purchase a product, I’m struck by how many examples of products and packaging I see that are virtually impossible to recycle because of choices made in the design of the item. Why even last week I spent a day with a major retail’s Sr. Leadership and Buyers, walking a store reviewing the many products and packages that simply fall short. 

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Celebrates the Legacy of Visionary Cofounder William McDonough

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Pioneering ‘green’ architect and visionary William McDonough was honored last night at a private gala in San Francisco, CA.  McDonough is widely known for his seminal bookCradle to Cradle (co-written with Michael Braungart), which launched a revolution in the way we think about a products life cycle.  The book has inspired an entire generation to abandon the old ‘cradle to grave’ mentality in which products are thrown away at the end of their useful life.

Green Products Take the Stage

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For years, environmentally friendly products have played second fiddle to traditional merchandise: cordoned off in a special section of the store, relegated to a certain part of the website and treated as an atypical purchase. Now, green products are finally ready for their big break.

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