What is waste?
Any substance or object the holder discards, intends to
discard or is required to discard.




            ...
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the EU
MIXED WASTE =
MIXED RACE = progress
                          PROBLEMATIC




                        Iron & Steel 48%
   ...
Recycling


 Refining

    Remanufacturing

     Reuse

        Recovery

        Melting

            Remelting
@Brian Smale
PROS                       CONS
Substantial reductions in   Produce methane when
use of petroleum            decomposing i...
Bauxite Ore                 Aluminum
 4 tonnes          Alumin    1 tonne
                      a
                      2
...
Aluminum heat sinks                    Tri-modal aluminum - STRENGTH
  – CONDUCTIVITY




   Recycling one tonne of steel ...
For a package to be truly sustainable, it must provide optimal performance in all its
 different functions, such as protec...
ALTERNATIVES TO POLYSTYRENE (EPS)


        acorn@                            greensulate@




www.ecovativedesign.com
T h e r e ’s n o h o m e f o r f o a m !




                                     www.styrophobia.com
“It’s the ultimate litter. It’s a product
                                  that’s used for 30 seconds and lasts 500
     ...
High energy efficiency: approx.75% savings in
        energy costs over 30 years


          Extremely fire resistant


  ...
T.I.C. is not a policing body and in any event it is not
   in a position to prohibit or restrict lawful trade of
   'Colt...
“Principles have no real force except when one is
     well-fed.”
                                                  Mark T...
Ignite Budapest #1 - Swimming Against the Waste Stream
Ignite Budapest #1 - Swimming Against the Waste Stream
Ignite Budapest #1 - Swimming Against the Waste Stream
Ignite Budapest #1 - Swimming Against the Waste Stream
Ignite Budapest #1 - Swimming Against the Waste Stream
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Tycho Sierra presents "Swimming Against the Waste Stream" at Ignite Budapest #1, at Treehugger Dan's Cafe and Bookstore, Budapest, Hungary, 28 May 2009.

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Ignite Budapest #1 - Swimming Against the Waste Stream

  1. What is waste? Any substance or object the holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard. What is a weed? Any plant that is growing in a place where a human wants a different kind of plant or no plants at all.
  2. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the EU
  3. MIXED WASTE = MIXED RACE = progress PROBLEMATIC Iron & Steel 48% Plastic 21% Copper 7% Glass 5% Aluminium 5% Printed Circuit Boards 3% Other Metals 1% Other 11%
  4. Recycling Refining Remanufacturing Reuse Recovery Melting Remelting
  5. @Brian Smale
  6. PROS CONS Substantial reductions in Produce methane when use of petroleum decomposing in landfills Compostable High temps required to activate decomposition Resource base is Made from genetically renewable modified crops Decreases pressure on Cannot be easily recycled landfills
  7. Bauxite Ore Aluminum 4 tonnes Alumin 1 tonne a 2 tonnes OPP Films Pouch Packs
  8. Aluminum heat sinks Tri-modal aluminum - STRENGTH – CONDUCTIVITY Recycling one tonne of steel cans saves 1.5 tonnes of iron ore , 0.5 tonnes of coal and 40% water usage. Recycling 1kg of aluminum saves up to 6kg of bauxite, 4kg of chemical products and 14 kWh of electricity.
  9. For a package to be truly sustainable, it must provide optimal performance in all its different functions, such as protection, branding, product safety, recyclability etc. without compromising its environmental effects. www.wasteonline.org.uk
  10. ALTERNATIVES TO POLYSTYRENE (EPS) acorn@ greensulate@ www.ecovativedesign.com
  11. T h e r e ’s n o h o m e f o r f o a m ! www.styrophobia.com
  12. “It’s the ultimate litter. It’s a product that’s used for 30 seconds and lasts 500 years.” Andrew Basmajian, City of Santa Monica Environmental Outreach Specialist The EcoClamshell Dissolving Tray @Plantic.com
  13. High energy efficiency: approx.75% savings in energy costs over 30 years Extremely fire resistant Superior sound insulation Free of pest damage
  14. T.I.C. is not a policing body and in any event it is not in a position to prohibit or restrict lawful trade of 'Coltan' originating in Africa. Use of environmentally friendly materials is a core feature of Deutsche Telekom's procurement policy… we encourage our suppliers to seek alternatives to tantalum and contribute to minimizing the coltan problem in doing so.
  15. “Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.” Mark Twain GRASSROOTS RECYCLING NETWORK Principles for the Age of Zero Waste  Prevent rather than manage waste.  Turn discarded resources into jobs instead of trash.  Support an economy that provides for a comfortable society without robbing the future.  Emulates natural systems where everything that wears out or dies becomes food or shelter, however temporarily, for something else, giving rise to a vibrant yet efficient flow of energy and resources.

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