TSC Summit 2021 goes virtual: The future of resilient supply chains


TSC Summit 2021 goes virtual: The future of resilient supply chains

TSC Summit 2021 features big ideas, on-the-ground solutions and deep dives into transparency to tackle the path towards more sustainable consumer products.

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Inaugural distinguished KAITEKI lecture to feature Stratos Pistikopoulos

In this inaugural Distinguished KAITEKI Lecture, Stratos Pistikopoulos will present the foundations of a Circular Economy Systems Engineering framework and highlight the advantages, limitations, and open questions of this framework as seen through multiple case studies.

ASU contributes to brief on federal recycling policy

With input from ASU’s Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, the Consumer Brand Association’s Recycling Leadership Council on Feb. 4 released its blueprint on the federal government’s role in fixing the U.S. recycling system.

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Future Agenda: Rethink the tax credit on electric vehicles

Sustainability scientist Ryan Cornell has contributed to Future Agenda, a series from Future Tense in which experts suggest specific, forward-looking actions the new Biden administration should implement. The article is entitled It’s Time to Rethink the Tax Credit on Electric Vehicles.

Policy memo urges improvements of AZ’s recycling program

In September 2020, five graduate students affiliated with the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes published a memo addressing how to reinvigorate recycling in Arizona through state-level policy reform. By interviewing

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Walton Sustainability Solutions Service delivers three new sustainability solutions

Projects addressed technologies to extract ocean plastics, efforts to increase the baseline recycling rate in the U.S., and solutions to divert island research station waste and ocean debris for recycling or repurposing.

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Growth in plastic waste could exceed mitigation efforts

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber and Associate Center Director of Biodiversity Valuation and Assessments Beth Polidoro published a Science article titled “Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution.”

FABRIC personnel creating PPE gowns.

From fashion incubator to PPE manufacturer

When FABRIC, Tempe’s fashion incubator, learned of the urgent PPE shortage, they stepped up and to date have sewn over 200,000 reusable isolation gowns that meet FDA regulations. Join us Sept. 15 (1-2 p.m.) for a virtual talk with 2 business & fashion innovators from FABRIC.

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Hristovski on ammonium nitrate and the Beirut explosion

Regardless of trigger, ammonium nitrate was likely basis for Beirut explosion, says sustainability scientist Kiril Hristovski, program chair for the Environmental and Resource Management Program with expertise in hazardous materials management. Read the Q&A with ASU Now.

Lunchtime circular economy book reading

At noon today, May 20, author Johanna Stoberock and a panel of experts will consider how a circular economy could prevent Stoberock’s unsettling allegory from becoming reality. Join via Zoom.

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Halden: Humanity and ecosystems are inextricably linked

Sustainability scientist Rolf Halden’s new book, Environment, was the subject of a recent online event that drew over 200 attendees. The book explores our essential interconnectedness with our surroundings.

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New KEDtalk: Swimming in plastic

An unfathomable amount of plastic has made its way into our oceans, but Charlie Rolsky believes we can make small changes in our lives to turn the tide of plastic pollution for