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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


five waste free communities around the world | video shorts

May 31, 2019

To make the world waste free, we must first start with ourselves, our neighborhoods, villages, cities and countries. Here is a sampler of communities that are going waste free.


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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