The Better Future Factory is no ordinary factory; it is an innovative design lab that creates sustainable ideas and start-ups using waste to create new products. This factory is based in the Netherlands and was founded in 2012 by Laura C. Klauss, Casper Van der Meer, Bart Bleijerveld and Jonas R.J. Martens. Most of their
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Evrnu, a Seattle based company created by Stacy Flynn and Christopher Flanev, is a small business with the grand vision of closing the material loop of a challenging industry: textiles. “In the U.S. alone, 14.3 million tons of textile waste was created last year, and only. While 2.3 million tons of it was recycled, we
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Tidal Vision is a small company based in Juneau, Alaska, and Kent, Washington. It was founded by Craig Kasberg and Zach Wilkinson, both fishing captains, with the goal of reducing the waste that comes from the fishing industry that poses environmental issues when too concentrated in the ocean. In Alaska alone, 2 billion pounds of
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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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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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Someone let the cat out of the Duluth Pack bag a week early. Social media went abuzz late this week when word got out that the Duluth outdoor gear maker was about to introduce a duffel and shell bag made out of material once used in the roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. “It’s
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Precor, a Premium Fitness Equipment company based in Woodinville, recently found a match with Upcycle Goods to turn discarded treadmill belts into luxury recycled laptop bags
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May 2nd-An evening with George Bandy who will share Interface’s journey “to be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire industrial world what sustainability is in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits.
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