Algae and Mushrooms and Pineapples, Oh My! Bioutilization in Action

September 14, 2020 by  
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Algae and Mushrooms and Pineapples, Oh My! Bioutilization in Action   What opportunities exist to incorporate bio-based materials into products and packaging, how can they be sustainably sourced, and what benefits or challenges do these materials afford? From fish scales in electronics to fabrics made from milk protein, the utilization of biomaterials can often seem like a page out science fiction. Whether futuristic or highly practical, new uses of biological materials are garnering attention as a new and exciting approach to circular products. Can the use of these materials offer a sustainable pathway forward? How can bio-based materials be effectively and sustainably scaled, and when should your company take advantage of them? This discussion explores these questions. Speakers Suz Okie, Circular Economy Associate Analyst, GreenBiz Group Sea Briganti, CEO, LOLIWARE Dr. Carmen Hijosa, Founder and Chief Creative & Innovation Officer, Ananas Anam UK ltd Meghan Olson, Business Development Lead, MycoComposite, Ecovative Design Holly Secon Mon, 09/14/2020 – 10:51 Featured Off

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Scaling the Market for Post-Consumer Recycled Content

September 14, 2020 by  
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Scaling the Market for Post-Consumer Recycled Content What will it take to scale the domestic market for post-consumer recycled content? The demand for recycled plastics has skyrocketed — so much so that brands and packaging producers are experiencing limited supply. This is due, in part, to ambitious recycled content commitments by CPG giants across the nation and globe. What will it take to scale the domestic market for post-consumer recycled content and meet this growing demand? Hear perspectives from stakeholders across the value chain — from plastic producers and brands to recyclers and investors. Speakers Allison Shapiro, Executive Director, Closed Loop Partners Eunice Heath, Corporate Director, Sustainability, Dow Monique Oxender, Chief Sustainability Officer, Keurig Dr Pepper Susan Robinson, Senior Public Affairs Director, Waste Management Holly Secon Mon, 09/14/2020 – 10:39 Featured Off

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Michelin and GM are moving down the road with airless wheel prototype

June 21, 2019 by  
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The term, “Sustainable mobility” is likely to become increasingly more common as we work to identify ways for transportation to have less of an impact on the environment. This year, recognizable names Michelin and GM teamed up to deliver this message with the reveal of an airless wheel at the Movin’On summit for sustainable mobility. The Uptis prototype (Unique Punctureproof Tire System) is the product of a joint venture between the two companies with a common goal to introduce the airless wheels on passenger vehicles as early as 2024. To ensure long-term durability and safety, the product will endure intense testing starting with a fleet of test cars that will be monitored beginning later this year. The selection of Chevrolet Bolt EVs will hit the road in Michigan while being observed for performance. Related: These new airless 3D-printed bicycle tires never go flat The airless design eliminates the possibility of tire blowouts, which obviously adds a significant safety feature to vehicles on the road. In addition to safety, the simultaneous goal is to change the future of tire design for the sake of the planet. Currently, manufacturing and post-consumer waste from tires is a growing environmental concern. Michelin estimates that approximately 200 million tires worldwide are scrapped prematurely every year as a result of punctures, damage from road hazards or improper air pressure that cause uneven wear. However, this waste is diminished with a tire that doesn’t require air pressure and won’t go flat from a puncture. At the same Movin’On summit in 2017, the company outlined plans for the new design with four pillars of innovation: airless, connected, 3-D printed and sustainably made from renewable or bio-sourced materials. Two years later, the developed prototype is headed for the road. “Uptis demonstrates that Michelin’s vision for a future of sustainable mobility is clearly an achievable dream. Through work with strategic partners like GM, who share our ambitions for transforming mobility, we can seize the future today,” says Florent Menegaux, chief executive officer for Michelin Group. + Michelin Images via Michelin

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Three Gorgeous iPad Cases Made Of Sustainable Wood

May 3, 2011 by  
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Images via Substrata We’ve seen a lot of cases created for the Apple iPad, but these wooden cases by Substrata take the cake. Coming in three models — a flat case, one that opens up, and one that stands the iPad up — they are eye-catching, and sustainably made. In fact, even the wood scraps are used for heating the shop!…

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