Waste reduction and recycling efforts can save companies money and produce environmental benefits on earth — do these benefits extend to space? NASA, with help from aerospace technology company Tethers Unlimited, aims to find out. The Washington-based company has won a contract to test its recycling/3D printing system aboard the … Read more »
IBM researchers say they have discovered a recycling process that converts BPA-leaching plastics into environmentally safe material for water purification and medical devices — a technological advance that could lead to less plastic waste and cheaper recycled materials manufacturers can use to produce a wide range of products.
Nike has expanded its European Logistics Campus in Belgium and implemented several new environmental sustainability aspects as part the company’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its supply chain. Campus sustainability features include: 100 percent renewable energy, sourced from five locally generated sources: wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass. … Read more »
Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month using a closed-loop recycling system at its Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds F-150 trucks. The automaker says this is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the largest configuration — a SuperCrew body including … Read more »
General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles, collected from five of its Michigan facilities, are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless. The automaker says while all of its … Read more »