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Closing the loop Product Service System by MIO
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-10 06:57:59 UTC
Loop By the Yard is a reversible, textile-like material for a myriad of do-it-yourself projects. Available in 44 inch (112 cm) wide continuous yardage, each order ships with a prepaid envelope for returning scraps or the actual project (when no longer wanted …
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OpenCourseWare on sustainable design and development
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-03 13:23:01 UTC
The Delft University of Technology shares some of the courses via Open Course Ware. Among which Cradle to Cradle. This module is the colloquium of the TiSD (Technology in Sustainable Development) specialization program of the TU Delft. These lectures cover …
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Sustainability at Nike
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-02 07:44:02 UTC
Condensed from Nike’s sustainability chapter in their corporate responsibility report. THE SUSTAINABILITY DRIVERS Competition for scarce natural resources affects the cost and availability of the inputs needed to make our products, and in turn, …
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2012 Biomimicry student challenge opens for registration
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-01 13:43:53 UTC
WATER WISE: Biomimetic Solutions to Water Access & Management Water. Without it, life on Earth would perish. Access to water is crucial for all organisms and the hydrologic cycle is also a critical driver in weather and climate patterns. Clearly, in …
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What is done in India in the field of Design for Sustainability?
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-07-22 16:57:44 UTC
I see there is a big interest for this website from India. We would love to see examples of sustainable product, materials, case studies from countries other then Europe and the USA. Anyone care to write and article? There must be great examples in innovative …
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Pangea Organics; Sustainable BodyCare in as well as outside
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-06-27 15:02:29 UTC
Based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, Pangea Organics was founded on the principle belief that together, we can create a new, more sustainable future. They have chosen to help do so one bottle, bar and jar at a time. A small, independent manufacturer of …
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Nokia; Integrating sustainability in Design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-06-17 09:41:22 UTC
An example of integrating sustainability in design in consumer electronics. Packaging design Even tiny decisions can have a big impact. Ulla Uimonen, Head of Packaging, has seen Nokia packaging evolve over the years. “Since the mid-1990s we’ve been …
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Promoting Growth through Sustainability
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-06-05 06:28:47 UTC
Economist Intelligence Unit Report on Sustainable Future The research department of the weekly magazine regularly gives out the results of its research on the status of sustainability among global business. It presents nice cases of Puma and its supply …
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How are cars recycled; EU
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-10 06:22:20 UTC
The automotive End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) process in the EU is well documented and researched. The legislation in the EU implemented in the ’90’s and 2000’s is directed towards reducing the Automotive shredding Residue, all what is left after recycling and …
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Aluminium chairs from 80% recycled material to last for 150 years
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-02 08:40:45 UTC
Emeco is a leader when it comes to chair fabrication. They use post consumer and post industrial waste to create chairs intended to last 150 years. Minimizing their impact on the environment include actions like; choosing materials, methods and …

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