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June 15, 2007

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This Week's Top Green Design Stories

Easyjet's New Aircraft Design Promises to Halve Emissions
British low-cost airline easyJet has unveiled its vision of a shorthaul aircraft that it hopes will generate 50% less CO2 than its current planes and can be delivered by 2015. (Reuters via Planet Ark) Read more...

Steelcase Debuts New Eco-Meter Software
The eco-meter, currently being piloted with Nationwide in the U.K., enables employers to compare the environmental impact of various office designs across a wide range of criteria, allowing them to tailor their workplace to employees' needs without compromising environmental and ethical issues. (AZoBuild) Read more...

USPS Shipping Supplies Earn "Cradle to Cradle" Certification
In a follow-up to its May 31 announcement of a push toward greener packaging, the U.S. Postal Service has become the first shipping company in the nation to achieve Silver-level “Cradle to Cradle” certification for human and environmental health. (Press Release) Read more...

Swiffer Designer Speaks Up over Greenwashing Criticism
Gianfranco Zaccai, president and CEO of the company that designed Procter & Gamble’s Swiffer, has answered charges that billing the disposal floor wipes as "sustainable" is taking things a bit far. (Environmental Leader) Read more...

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