Next frontier: integrate manufacturing and industry with Nature.
Noticeable was the interest of several companies in natural fibers.
Also, "waste" is a relative term: a waste may be a food forsomething/somebody else. Key is to find that thing or person.
If symbiotic, closed-loop, links can be established, then impact reductioncould be significant.
- Within the industrial system by teaming with diverse partners ? Industrialecology
- With Nature by using renewable and (bio)degradable materials ? Naturalecology
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies