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Michael Braungart

Chemist and Founder, Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (Germany)

Michael Braungart is a chemist and the founder of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) in Hamburg, Germany.

Prior to starting EPEA, he was the director of the chemistry section for Greenpeace.

Mr. Braungart is the recipient of numerous awards, honors and fellowships from the Heinz Endowment, the W. Alton Jones Foundation and other organizations.

In 1995, the authors created McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, a product and systems development firm assisting client companies in implementing their unique sustaining design protocol.

Their clients include Fort Motor Company, Nike, Herman Miller, BASF, DesignTex, Pendleton, Volvo and the city of Chicago.

Articles by Michael Braungart

What’s Really in the Products We Use Every Day?

What are the products of everyday use really made of — and what threats to the environment do they pose?

July 19, 2010

Why Being “Less Bad” Is No Good

How can we ensure that industry is beneficial to human and ecological health?

June 21, 2010