These pendant shades shine a light on recycled materials

May 18, 2020 by  
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Innovative companies around the world are looking at everyday objects in a new light, and custom lighting fabrication and design studio LightArt is no exception. In fact, LightArt is moving “from waste to watts” with its newest line of pendant light shades made from recycled materials . The process began with the question, “What can we do with falloff material?” Finding the answer took over two years of research and development investment, but the result is a line of light-cover pendants made using additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.  Related: This lovely lampshade is made from cabbage Relying on 3D printing , the team at LightArt found the initial trials to be less than elegant. Ryan Smith and his team explained, “This is where things started to get really challenging. When we first started, it did not look polished — it looked like what you might expect when you’re trying to turn garbage into something beautiful. But we kept following the promise of the process and made something we’re so proud of.” Based out of Seattle, Washington, the team worked with parent company 3form and other companies involved in polymer development across the country to hammer out the finer details for the shade designs.  For now, LightArt is recycling waste materials from inside the plant, using new technology to sort out the black and white pieces for the desired look. With this upcycled waste, the company created seven shapes in each of the two shade colors. Diameters change with each shape but range from 8 inches to 12 inches. Called the Coil Collection, the pendants have a matte finish and a touch and feel that resembles handmade pottery. In addition to recycling cast-off materials, the company used PVC-free cord and TGIC-free powder coat for the canopy and interior hub for each of the pendant shapes. LightArt plans to continue in its efforts to produce quality, custom lighting options that are sustainable. According to the company’s website, “Under the guidance of Align, we aim to create net-positive products that will leave our planet in better condition than when we started.” + LightArt Images via LightArt

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Coca-Cola’s in-house hydrologist on impact, ROI and what’s next

March 22, 2019 by  
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A key priority for Jon Radtke: partnering with other companies and NGOs to solve water issues on a pre-competitive basis.

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Ideas for using the true cost of water in sustainability strategy

March 22, 2019 by  
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Plus, some tools to help your organization take the plunge.

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Aggregation paves the way for a more diverse corporate renewables market

September 4, 2018 by  
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Buyers not previously engaged in renewables will gain confidence in knowing that other companies have used this method.

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Heineken brews science-based targets alongside hundreds of other brands

February 15, 2018 by  
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Mars, HP and 88 other companies already have approved science-based carbon reduction targets.

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Innovative tip-to-tail ideas for reducing seafood waste

February 15, 2018 by  
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Seafood and the circular economy are converging as innovative startups craft everything from renewable energy to “fish leather” shoes.

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How Autodesk, United and Genentech employees get cheap solar

June 23, 2015 by  
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Some companies are participating in a employee discount program on solar installation called SunShares. Will other companies join in?

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Inside eBay’s opening bid on transparency

June 27, 2013 by  
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eBay's statement on sustainability is heavy on storytelling and light on metrics. Will other companies rethink the way they do their own reporting?

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How Walmart associates put the ‘U’ and ‘I’ into sustainability

January 9, 2013 by  
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Walmart's employee engagement program is helping its associates make sustainability-conscious choices in their lives. Now, the retailer is giving the program away to other companies.

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Cool like Facebook: Where does free cooling make sense?

April 17, 2012 by  
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Facebook and eBay's new data centers keep temperatures low with free outside air. Now, a new set of maps from The Green Grid will help other companies do the same.

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