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plastic pollution: costing the earth | podcast

June 14, 2019

Plastic pollution, we all know about it, but do we truly understand the consequences that are happening? What is really going on in the ocean? What research is happening? In this podcast they take these questions to the Gulf of Mexico, conducting research. What they are seeing is the plastic ...

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sustainable apparel with jeff denby: the renewal workshop | EP 18 | podcast

June 14, 2019

How large is the fashion and apparel industry? How as a consumer can we be better? How large is this impact is by the fashion industry on the environment? Do you yourself realize your impact by purchasing? The average American can spend up to $1000 a year on purchasing clothes. ...

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sustainability through a circular economy | maayke damen | TED talks

June 13, 2019

"...each year we throw 2 trillion worth of materials away..." -Maayke Damen Maayke Damen begins her talk with the day her inspiration of circular economy and materials began, with her coffee maker breaking. She discusses how many materials go into a single production of a single product, that it is ...

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the circular economy: from consumer to user | video short

June 13, 2019

"...it's all about access..." from the video the circular economy: from consumer to user, that explains how a circular economy can create a world of opportunity for businesses and companies of all kinds. " With the price of resources and energy becoming increasingly volatile, can today's linear economy work in ...

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how do we get the circular economy turning | martijn lopes cardozo | TED talks

June 13, 2019

“That if you work on something you really care about you don’t have to push yourself, the vision pulls you” -Martijn Lopes Cardozo Martijn Lopes Cardozo is the founder of the company, Black Bear Carbon Black based in Nederweert, Netherlands. The company's mission is, "...to upcycle all waste tires and ...

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understanding plastic recycling codes | blog post

June 11, 2019

Plastic juice bottles, shampoo bottles, and yogurt tubs can all be recycled the same way, right? Actually, wrong. While these are all commonly recycled plastic items, they all have entirely different plastic recycling codes. As a business owner or consumer, if you’ve ever wondered what the arrows and numbers located ...

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to eliminate waste we must rediscover thrift | andrew dent | TED talks

June 6, 2019

"There's no such thing as throwing something away..." -Andrew Dent When you throw something away there is no getting that thing back, it ends up in a landfill, incinerator, or perhaps another country to be disposed. Andrew talks about his grandmother's string jar, how it held string from various places ...

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how to build a business out of trash | video short

June 6, 2019

The Wall Street Journal interviews Arthur Huang, 38 from Taiwan about his company, Miniwiz. The name is a creative twist on minimize, which Taiwan is very serious about. In Taiwan they do not have a lot of resources to produce products, so recycling is a very important practice for the ...

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upcycling | video short

June 6, 2019

In this video short, Arthur Huang explains what upcycling means, and discusses how in the last 100 years we have forgotten how to utilize materials past their first life. How and what materials were used then reused in history? Take a simple water bottle for example, the cap and the ...

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circular economy with jennifer gerholdt & angela nahikian | EP 22 | podcast

June 6, 2019

In this 54:11 minute podcast you will further your understanding of 'circular economy' and what that actually means. "... it's this little business opportunity that could generate $4.5 trillion (that's with a "t") of additional economic output by 2030. The circular economy is about designing out waste--using fewer inputs on ...

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plastics with andrew almack & monique oxender | EP 24 | podcast

June 6, 2019

"The term “plastic” is derived from the Greek word ''plastikos,' which means to mold or form. It refers to the material’s malleability, that allows it to be cast, pressed, or extruded into a variety of shapes - boxes, plates, bottles, and much more (2). Plastics are polymers." In this 54:31 ...

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marketing sustainability | EP 28 | podcast

June 6, 2019

Often in the world of sustainability, environmentally friendly products, science and businesses we hit a wall with human behavior. The audience that we are targeting for our product or innovation is our challenge in this realm because our audience is everyone. So, how do you convince 'everyone' to shift their ...

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a super-strong plastic that reverts to dust | jeannette garcia | TED talks

June 6, 2019

"I love plastic, and I know what you are thinking, I must be crazy..." In this 7:56 minute TEDTalk Jeannette talks about the problem in recyclable plastics and explains polymers in more detail. "Dr. Jeannette Garcia designs new polymers through sustainable methods, with potential usage as structural composites, cargo carriers, ...

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a smog vacuum cleaner & other magical city designs | daan roosegaarde | TED talks

June 6, 2019

Daan Roosegaarde is an artist, scientist and innovator using technology creatively to make environmental changes. In this video he explains how his new innovations work, his successes, and the challenges with his designs. Experiences connected to visions of what is possible with electricity, smog in Beijing, and human behavior with ...

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re-thinking progress: the circular economy | video short

June 4, 2019

What is a circular economy? Is it as simple as reduce-reuse-recycle? There are thousands of tiny details, components, stakeholders, companies, and behavior that plays into making a circular economy work properly. This 3:48 minute video provides a short, and to the point educational understanding of exactly what a circular economy ...

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biodegradable products with susanna carson | EP 34 | podcast

May 27, 2019

There are all kinds of claims out there about compostability, bio-based packaging, and biodegradability. In this episode, we clarify all those terms, explain why they're important, and discuss the latest trends in biodegradable products. We then bring on our expert guest with Susanna Carson, someone who once who once wore ...

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how to reduce takeout trash | video short

May 27, 2019

Short video format produced by the university of California in partnership with Vox. Our single-use items aren't helping the fight against climate change but there are easy hacks to reduce and reuse. Dr. M. Sanjayan illustrates the concept on this video, he is a Host on Climate Lab|Vox short videos, ...

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mechanical recycling for dummies | paper

May 22, 2019

Paper by Prof. Ragaert & team providing an accessible introduction to the technical aspects of mechanical recycling.

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