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

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern