A shortage of "rare earth" metals is hampering the growth of renewable energy technologies. Now, researchers are working to find solutions to the problem.
Before the blockbuster green building event kicks off this week in the "workshop of the world," these unique themes are already emerging.
Alternate formats with less stringent transparency cause a kerfuffle.
Here's how some of the biggest toy brands are making strides toward protecting the planet's natural resources.
Dramatic changes to the way products are assessed in LEED v4 will reverberate beyond the building products industry.
Are conflict minerals lurking in your supply chain? With a reporting deadline less than 10 months away, a new tool can shed light.
Researchers are finding new ways to bond metals in order to bring ultralight, efficient cars to the next level.
Interface is helping villagers in the Philippines collect old fishing nets to be recycled into carpet yard. Is the program too good to be true?
Using Cradle to Cradle products will give green buildings a leg up when seeking LEED certification.
It's in style to treat workers better and waste less.
Using nano-optics to mimic a butterfly wing creates an ink-free image that's brighter than a hologram and impossible to counterfeit.
The risk of making recycled content a sacred cow is that we stop asking hard questions and forget that recycling is not an end unto itself.
Playworld Systems has made a company-wide commitment to adopt Cradle to Cradle design, avoid harmful materials and eliminate waste.
It aims to address social justice and equity issues, including diversity, worker rights, health care and occupational safety.
Nike and several U.S. agencies create LAUNCH System Challenge 2013 to seek innovations in sustainable fabrics.
Everyone has a role to play in making and using building products make without unhealthy chemicals.
Is carbon positive packaging possible? Polythene U.K. claims its newly launched Polyair packaging, made from sugar cane, actively removes carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere.
Puma designs a new line of biodegradable and recyclable products to be among the first to meet C2C criteria.
Constant reformulation and doing more with less are CEO Dominique Conseil's approaches to managing risk in the supply chain.
Stage three organizations increase innovation and cut costs by teaming up with previously unrelated industries.