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2014-04-01 04:20:06

WAALWIJK, Netherlands, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on health and wellbeing and the environment, Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, today announced its participation in 'Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear'. The initiative aims to remove waste, in particular fishing nets, for the purpose of creating healthier seas and recycling marine litter into ECONYL(R) yarn used for new...

2014-03-03 08:35:11

LONDON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource 2014, Europe's leading conference and exhibition for the circular economy, opens tomorrow at London's ExCeL and runs from the 4-6 March. A massive 10,000 international visitors have pre registered for this first ever dedicated circular economy event with designers, manufacturers, retailers and the end of life community all coming together to find practical ways in which they can develop more sustainable supply chains and...

2014-01-21 08:25:23

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexander Collot d'Escury, CEO of Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sport pitches company will be leading discussions on the restorative circular economy model at the prestigious annual gathering of the world's business and political leaders at Davos during 21-25 January. With the company's experience of going circular - based on its innovative Cradle to Cradle(R) strategy, Collot d'Escury has been...

2014-01-16 12:33:09

LONDON, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource, Europe's first major conference and exhibition for organisations committed to developing improved resource strategies and a truly circular global economy is pleased to confirm the addition of Per Stolz, Sustainability Developer, IKEA Services AB to its unrivalled line-up of international thought leaders including Ecover and The French Institute of the Circular Economy. Per will share with delegates his experience of...

2013-06-20 16:28:33

LONDON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wendy and Eric Schmidt joined Ellen MacArthur to launch the Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship programme at an inaugural Schmidt-MacArthur lecture at the Royal Institution of Great Britain to a 450 strong audience of business leaders, academics, post-graduate students, and entrepreneurs. The Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship programme brings together post-graduate students and academics from leading universities across Europe, India and the US...

2013-06-19 08:20:12

LONDON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation today announced that Philips will become a partner for the next three years to help accelerate the transition to the circular economy. Following the Foundation's successful founding partnerships with Renault, BT/Cisco (working together), Kingfisher and National Grid, Philips will join the ranks to trigger circular economy innovation within their own business and support the Foundation's work in...

2013-05-01 12:29:37

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After 6 years at Desso, first 5 1/2 years as CEO and later 1/2 year as Chairman of the company and the Supervisory Board, Stef Kranendijk has decided to leave Desso to pursue other options via which he will be better able to help implement the Circular Economy* in other Industry Sectors. Stef Kranendijk joined Desso on April 2, 2007 as co-owner and CEO and since then has been instrumental in repositioning Desso as one...

2013-01-23 08:29:49

WAALWIJK, the Netherlands, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During January 23-27 2013, Stef Kranendijk, Chairman of the European carpet and sports pitches company Desso, will be speaking at the World Economic Forum's summit in Davos about the benefits of the circular economy. Based on Desso's own experience of developing Cradle to Cradle(R) processes and products since 2008, Kranendijk will be able to speak from direct experience about how you can develop a new business...

2012-11-21 04:21:58

WAALWIJK, the Netherlands, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Exeter Business School, ranked 2nd for business studies by the Sunday Times and creator of the innovative One Planet MBA programme with the World Wildlife Fund, has published its in-depth study of Desso's Cradle to Cradle(R) strategy[1]. This case study, 'Desso and the Cradle-to-Cradle(R)Challenge: Rethinking Carpet as a Closed-loop Supply System' examines the challenges encountered by Desso after its decision...