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Luca Cetara
Sr researcher, economist
Eurac research
Posted Aug 07, 2020

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Hi! I am organizing an international conference on mountain tourism and cultural heritage (ALMCC 2020): we launched a call for abstracts/posters and ideas on business & community solutions that may help mountain...

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Matthew Carter
Sustainability Consultant
Future Tec.
Posted Jul 22, 2020

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Hello All, on behalf of my company, I am promoting a wind and solar powered smart pole that is particularly suited to tropical climates. It would be great to speak with anyone interested in this type of technology.

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Flavie Gayet
Investment Manager
Telos Impact
Posted Jul 20, 2020

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Hi everyone, as we are looking in the potential of chemical recycling of plastics, we see a risk that a significant portion of that newly available recycled feedstock be utilized to make fuels (downcycling) by...

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Venkatesh Kini
Co-Founder
Ubuntoo LLC
Replied Jul 21, 2020

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Hi Flavie, you have flagged a valid concern, but based on our extensive research of this space, we do not see a huge risk of this happening. The main reason is that the value capture from closed loop mechanical recycling will always generate higher value for all players in the chain as compared to chemical recycling. Many consumer product companies are making commitments to use post consumer recycled content in their packaging, which will drive up demand for source separated waste streams around the world. Recyclers will be able to convert this back into packaging grade material even at a price premium to virgin plastic. The growth of chemical recycling technology will address the unrecyclable waste streams that are unviable for mechanical recycling. We see it as a complement to mechanical recycling rather than a competitor. 
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Jessica Ciarla

Posted Jul 10, 2020

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We are interested in trying the thread for a disassembly garment project. Who cannot reach out to in order to purchase a sample. 

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Carolina Obregón
Sustainable Fashion and Textiles
Ubuntoo LLC
Replied Jul 13, 2020

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Hi Jessica,

I am including Milk yarn’s profile: https://ubuntoo.com/solutions/milk-yarn-1, Bolt Threads: https://ubuntoo.com/solutions/bolt-threads and https://ubuntoo.com/solutions/first-mile-2. Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Carolina Obregón

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Jeremy Macdonald
Global Energy and Sustainability Director
ISS Facilities Services
Posted Jul 06, 2020

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I am working with a pharmaceutical company that has a lot of used plastic waste that goes to landfill.  IV bags and tubing.  The other hard part is it comes from all over, lots of locations.  Are there...

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Venkatesh Kini
Co-Founder
Ubuntoo LLC
Replied Jul 21, 2020

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Dear Jeremy, we are exploring a few small scale pyrolysis and gasification alternatives that can potentially solve this waste stream at the point of collection. We will share more details shortly. 

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Karan Pandey (WTG)
Ideator
WTG (unregistered)
Posted Jun 25, 2020

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Hello reader,

My name is Karan Pandey and I'm from Mumbai, India. I have developed this unique business idea which can solve Plastic Waste and Expensive Petrol problems in India.

Looking forward to talk to someone...

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Isabelle Verron
Research & Content Manager
Ubuntoo
Replied Jun 25, 2020

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Dear Karan,

Don't hesitate to recommend your project as we have a section for this on our main page www.ubuntoo.com. It will be reviewed by our team members and can be featured on our platform if approved.
Best regards,

Isabelle

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