The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute honored companies, individuals, and products committed to sustainability at its inaugural Innovation Celebration on November 15. The event recognized Legacy Leader Award winners from BellaDura, Herman Miller, Shaw, IceStone, Aveda, MechoSystems, Method, and PUMA. Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett and Susan Lyons of Designtex (pictured) also received individual Legacy Leader Awards.
At the celebration, Cradle to Cradle also named winners of its first Product Innovation Challenge. bioMASON earned the first-place prize for its brick that uses bacteria to produce a natural cement within a mix of aggregate. Ecovative earned second place for Mushroom® Insulation, a renewable, high-performance, and cost-effective replacement for plastic foams. Tying for third were ECOR® Universal Construction Panels made from waste cellulose fiber and ROMA Domus Mineral paints, which are derived from natural materials and free from toxins.
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