Waste is complex. Meaningful solutions to waste are equally complex.
We approach waste from a realistic & systemic perspective, using elements of resource mapping + market development + strategic trend analysis + material adaption to reorganize systems that reflect the reality of each industry’s situation & need.
We accept only meaningful metrics of success by consistently asking the question:
What does sustainability mean in today’s world?
Zero waste systems for Apple facilities.
Apple Park is Apple’s largest and worst-performing facility. We are creating a zero waste system for this facility that addresses recovery, reduction and 3rd party certification that will eventually scale to all Apple facilities. This project includes:
Goal & incentive creation.
Information gathering through mapping & waste auditing.
New system creation.
Ongoing metric tracking.
Materials management in the built environment.
The built environment encompasses any structure that contains human activity, ranging in scale from multi-family buildings to parks. Our work in materials management includes:
Meaningful market development for hard-to-recycle construction material.
Creating systems for large commercial construction companies that incorporate deconstruction for reuse into their line of client products.
Identifying & adapting new materials for construction use.
Local processing of material in rural areas.
This project aims to create local processing options for hard-to-recycle material in rural areas, eliminating the need for material transport and addressing economic development gaps in these communities. These projects include:
Creating single-substrate irrigation piping from mixed plastics in SW Colorado.
Identifying product opportunities based on local market needs for processing OCC cardboard in SE Utah.
Scaling the production of filament from 1&2 plastic in San Juan County.
Developing local collection, processing & sale for used construction wood in N Wyoming.