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Evrnu – Closing the loop of textiles

| Articles | September 8, 2016

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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Ramping up the Materials Innovation Exchange

| Exchange News | August 21, 2012

materials innovation exchange

Though we are still Beta, NBIS has been showcasing the Materials Innovation Exchange around town.

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By-Product Synergy Players Are Stars On The Sustainability Team!

| Articles | September 27, 2011

Wooden Palettes

Headlines often focus on climate change, energy policy, and the economy. But you know what? All of these issues are, in part, symptoms of how we use materials. If we want to address the issues behind the headlines, we need folks, especially business persons, like By-Product Synergy NW participants, who are willing to address the material foundation of our economy. In fact, as we know deeply, the thriving of future life for people and all living things depends upon how we relate to the Earth — how we use materials.

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Companies are finding exciting ways to reuse and repurpose materials. New industries are forming and product designers, materials engineers, and manufacturers are all eagerly looking for solutions to problem materials and stubborn waste streams. The Innovation Zone aggregates stories, events, articles and white papers to make available this wisdom and experience.

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