Circular by Design: Physical Criteria for Circular Products

September 11, 2020 by  
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Circular by Design: Physical Criteria for Circular Products What physical attributes must be considered and prioritized when designing circular products? When creating circular products, businesses face a daunting task: They must balance product performance, health and safety, regulatory compliance, cost, and a host of physical criteria (such as durability, repairability and modularity) to name a few of the countless considerations — along with frequent barriers. With an ever increasing demand to deliver products to market with speed, effectively evaluating and prioritizing these attributes is a critical yet challenging hurdle. This discussion explores how businesses have balanced physical criteria when creating circular products. Speakers Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group  Sripriya Narayanan, Product Manager, Cisco Lauren Smith, Product Sustainability Manager, Columbia” Holly Secon Thu, 09/10/2020 – 20:26 Featured Off

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Developing a Comprehensive Circular Economy Strategy

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Developing a Comprehensive Circular Economy Strategy How can companies establish an organizational circular economy strategy that’s owned and embraced by key internal stakeholders? The impacts of circular initiatives can ripple throughout a business and its supply chain, creating opportunity and disruption in its wake. But no matter how visionary or comprehensive, a circular economy strategy will translate into real-world impact only if it breaks through silos and takes hold across an organization. Hear from leaders who not only have established comprehensive circular economy strategies, but also effectively implemented them across their organization. This discussion explores the structure of different circular economy strategies — including core focus areas, KPIs, ownership and impacts on compensation — as well as actionable tactics to engage colleagues, assure alignment and create cross-functional initiatives without derailing existing operations. Speakers John Davies, VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group   Xavier Houot, Global SVP Safety, Environment, Real Estate, Schneider Electric Natasha Scotnicki, Program Manager, Circular Economy, Cisco Holly Secon Thu, 09/10/2020 – 20:19 Featured Off

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Good to Go Lets You Borrow a Reusable Coffee Cup to Cut Down on Waste

May 22, 2014 by  
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Your daily cup of coffee to go may get you amped for the day, but the countless paper cups are taking a toll on our landfills. Good to Go wants you to think of your coffee routine like a bike sharing program . The service lets users borrow a durable cup each morning that can be returned to a participating location to cut down on waste. Read the rest of Good to Go Lets You Borrow a Reusable Coffee Cup to Cut Down on Waste Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brooklyn Roasting Company , coffee cup share program , eco design , Good to Go , green design , reusable coffee cups , sustainable design

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Minnesota is the First State to Ban the Anti-Bacterial Chemical Triclosan

May 22, 2014 by  
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Scientists have known for years that triclosan has a range of awful effects, from strengthening bacterial resistance to possibly even altering our very DNA . Minnesota is the first state taking a stand against the chemical, banning it entirely. Starting in 2017, triclosan, which is found in 75% of antibacterial hand soaps, will no longer be allowed in any retail consumer hygiene products within the state. Read the rest of Minnesota is the First State to Ban the Anti-Bacterial Chemical Triclosan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anti bacterial , anti bacterial ban , anti bacterial harm , anti bacterial issues , anti bacterial problems , Minnesota ban , Minnesota bans anti bacterials , Minnesota bans triclosan , triclosan , triclosan alters DNA , triclosan bacteria , triclosan ban , triclosan benefits , triclosan harm , triclosan issues , triclosan problems , triclosan strengthens bacteria

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Humans Are Hardwired to Respond to Animals, Says Study

September 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: snowflakegirl / cc Whether it be the millions of livestock animals sent to the slaughterhouses every year, or the countless species endangered across the world from poaching or habitat loss, it seems too often that non-human life is a merely a commodity — though a recent study suggests that that is not how our brains see things. In fact, researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and UCLA say that the region of the human brain which dictates emotions, both positive and negative, is more responsive to the sight … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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