Ignite Budapest #1 - Swimming Against the Waste Stream
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.
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
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.
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
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 years.” Andrew Basmajian, City of Santa Monica Environmental Outreach Specialist The EcoClamshell Dissolving Tray @Plantic.com
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.
“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.