Urban Sustainability Workshop Proceedings
During October 25-26, 2012 the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce hosted a workshop at EPA RTP on Urban Sustainable Systems Research. This worhshop was co-hosted by the U.S. EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program and the Institute for the Environment at the Univesity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Nike, Inc.- Environmentally Preferred Rubber
In 1988, Nike assessed the chemicals used in rubber against a core set of human health and environmental criteria. By integrating more benign accelerators and vegetable oils and modifying the processing, Nike launched Environmentally Preferred Rubber in 2002. Nike has shared this sustainable design among 400 of its other patents on the green product IP-sharing Web site, GreenXchange.
How much do we waste daily?
The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. This is 1.6 pounds more than most produced back in 1960. Where does it all go?