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Mary Rose to speak at WSRA Conference, May 19th

| Articles, Events | April 25, 2015

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Mary Rose will present the innovative collaboration strategies she has developed for creating closed loop systems for local waste materials. These regional programs are helping companies save money and sparking entrepreneurial opportunities.

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K2 and Efikio put a NEO spin on neoprene

| Articles, Case Studies, Uncategorized | April 4, 2015

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Seattle, WA – K2 and Efikio. In this story, a product is just beginning its second life. The starting material is neoprene in the form of wetsuits. These wetsuits had various assembly issues and were not sellable by the manufacturer K2. Luckily K2 has a growing relation with Efikio, a West Seattle, Washington company specializing

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Register now for Waste-to-Profit Events in Grays Harbor and Tacoma

| Articles, Events | March 25, 2015

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By-Product Synergy NW – Keeping Valuable Materials Local! NBIS’ Waste-to-Profit events create opportunities for local businesses and communities to keep valuable resources out of the landfill and put them to use in our local economies! At upcoming events in Grays Harbor and in Tacoma, participants will hear from a panel of local companies who are saving money through waste exchanges

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Meet Efikio – Upcycling with a difference

| Articles, Uncategorized | October 21, 2014

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Efikio has a unique model for upcycling waste materials by connecting companies with designers and then offering beautiful upcycled products to consumers.

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Mary Rose to speak at ReuseConex, October 23, Austin, TX

| Events | October 3, 2014

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Co-Executive Director Mary Rose has been invited to speak at ReuseConex, an international conference and expo focused on materials reuse and sustainability.

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Recycled Carbon Fiber to Canoe Paddles

| Articles, Case Studies, Uncategorized | June 22, 2014

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SULTAN, WA — Werner Paddles of Sultan, Washington is among the first users of a recycled carbon fiber compound made from scrap fiber from the Boeing Company. RTP Co. of Winona MN has introduced recycled aircraft-grade carbon fiber into compounds that deliver high performance at lower levels than conventional carbon fiber. In a special compound,

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New Challenges Reshaping Corporate Social Responsibility

| Articles | April 29, 2014

New Challenges reshaping corporate social responsibility

Contemporary environmental and social crises demand a new approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR)—one based on sustainable capitalism, innovation, and scaled-up impacts.

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Burlap Bags – Planters for potatoes!

| Articles, What Can I Do With... | April 3, 2014

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Burlap Sack Vegetables Planting in burlap sacks from coffee roasters and shops is ideal if space is an issue or if the soil quality is not great. We planted potatoes in burlap this year. Start with the edges rolled down to create a shorter bag. Fill the burlap sack with about five inches of loose soil.

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Karl Ostrom to moderate Solutions Lab at Go Green 14

| Events | March 6, 2014

Karl ostrom, Co-Executive Director

Karl Ostrom, Ph.D. Co-director of the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability will be moderating a Solutions Lab at Go Green 14. Getting Beyond Sustainable Business as Usual: Creating Strategies for Scaling up the Impact of Sustainable Business Practices The growth of sustainable business leadership, innovation, management and CSR reporting has been remarkable in the

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5 ways to get the most from your material post

| Exchange News | November 20, 2013

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Posting on the Materials Innovation Exchange is really easy but take a couple of minutes more to really elevate the quality of your post. Below are 5 key aspects worth getting right.

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