RoberImig_101907 - Robert Imig Prof. Hess 10 / 19 / 07...

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Robert Imig Prof. Hess 10 / 19 / 07 Concepts: zero waste vs. recycling, extended producer responsibility vs. product Stewardship Over the last decade, there have been many efforts to shift focus of technology to preserving our resources, or more effectively using them. This is the idea of Natural Capitalism. The Rocky Mountain Institute could of have not put it better, they define this as, “A new and rapidly spreading business model that harnesses environmental performance as an engine of competitive advantage.” (Rocky 1) Natural Capitalism is great because it provides a motive to companies to profit off of more effectively using resources, a win-win scenario. Ocean Arks International is a non-profit organization out of Vermont which has been building Living Machine’s “for over ten years.” (Wolovitz 2) The Living Machine is an ecological wonder. It converts used, dirty water into clean, although non-potable, water, which can be used for toilets, plants, or other general uses. The Living Machine uses a series of plants, microorganisms, along
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course STSH 1110 taught by Professor Hess during the Fall '07 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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RoberImig_101907 - Robert Imig Prof. Hess 10 / 19 / 07...

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