Innovation is a key component to success in today’s business landscape, and we use a collaborative approach to help our clients develop solutions that drive innovation and enterprise-wide sustainability. Our team helps customers better understand sustainability and how it fits within their organizations. We can help manufacturers and product designers minimize the impact of their products on the environment and return valuable materials to the production stream through informed design choices. We can also help minimize your risk by testing and verifying recyclability and recoverability claims, heading off potential allegations of “green washing” that could leave your organization open to costly litigation or adverse publicity.
Sustainable Innovation Workshop | Designed to provide our customers with the insight they need to make value-driven, sustainability-minded business decisions. Includes a day-long working session to address customer sustainability needs and develop solutions related to sustainability, product design and recyclability.
Design with Intent | Our consulting team employs a robust system of testing and analysis to identify ways to improve your product or packaging’s chances of returning to the value stream. Initial discovery sessions facilitate all stakeholders coming together to discuss current product specifications, performance needs and a plan of action moving forward.
Product Recyclability Testing | We leverage Waste Management’s network of material subject matter experts and Material Recovery Facilities to help you validate the recyclability of your product or packaging. Our testing methodology helps you craft appropriate, accurate recyclability claims that your customers can count on.
Cradle to Cradle® Certification | Using the process of inventory, assessment, and optimization, McDonough Innovation can provide the technical expertise to help companies develop solutions around material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship, and social fairness, including Cradle to Cradle® Certification.