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Ceres publishes a, free, supplier self-assesment questionaire to improve supply chain sustainability
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-13 07:42:06 UTC
In order to effectively manage the sustainability impact, environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts, of an organisation one needs to and make sure they manage their impacts accordingly. Engaging suppliers and integrating the sustainability elements …
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Thin doors with frame; Reducing material
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-12 15:55:08 UTC
Many years of research into materials and their limits of resistance have permitted Valcucine to gauge the structures of its products down to the essential to create objects that are the utmost expression of design based on a minimum consumption of raw …
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Creating sustainable value: Panasonic talks but does it deliver?
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-06 06:43:37 UTC
The IFA Berlin, on of the worlds biggest appliances fairs is coming to an end today. And how about sustainability in the latest offerings. Not bad in general, all major manufactures spend time on it and if you compare the offerings with those of 15 year …
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Water bottled in PET 50% more sustainable than in glass with long transport lines
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-04 09:58:41 UTC
A few years ago, while living in Shanghai, I stood in a supermarket to buy sparkling water. Since not many chinese like to drink the stuff, they also are hardly producing it. And for one reason or the other at that point in time there was no LaoShan water …
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Knowledge platform for sustainable fashion
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-31 11:02:29 UTC
Each business has its own sustainability challenges. Fabric and garment industries have been active in making their business more sustainable . Made by hase developed tools to help the industry …
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Design for behaviour change
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-21 17:07:29 UTC
Design for behaviour change of Marko Goller is one of the German shortlisted concepts in the James Dyson Award 2012. The entrants were researching whether the design of products can change our behaviour towards being more sustainable towards planet …
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Life Cycle Analysis e-reader vs printed books
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-17 17:13:42 UTC
Personally I love the smell of freshly printed books. Yes, I know it’s chemicals I smell and that they are unhealthy. But I adapted and switched to reading my books electronically (on my mac and ipod, there is a limit to the number of gadgets you can carry …
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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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