What We Do
Less than 11% of plastics are recycled in Canada, and most plastics are created to be single-use (1). We are trying to optimize recycling and discover new materials solutions through research, lab testing, and if feasible, pilot-scale initiatives.
Bio-composites and bio-plastics are topics that we are keen to explore. With today's advancing technology, we believe biomaterials play a key role in solving our non-degradable waste problems.
Through CAD designs for our materials solutions, sustainable filament research, and safe disposal research, we believe additive manufacturing will aid us in reducing waste by improving circularity.
Waste to Value Mapping
We find waste streams within our society (e.g. in Vancouver, or within UBC) and map out comprehensive plans to obtain functional resources with them. This stream focuses heavily on stakeholder interaction, life cycle assessments, materials flow analyses and other quantitative assessment tools.
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