09 Apr '12, 9am

NIKE, NASA Just Do It, Partner on Waste

NIKE, NASA Just Do It, Partner on Waste

LAUNCH’s organizers, which also includes the U.S. State Department and USAID, hope these 10 new ideas can help with future space exploration through new green engineering practices, reduced mass, and lower power consumption. On Earth, landfilling and incineration has long been the easy out because there is (still but not for long) land mass and an atmosphere in which to dump unwanted materials. But in an inhospitable environment like outer space, reducing, repurposing, reusing waste becomes critical in order to “mitigate orbital debris.” Meanwhile earthlings would benefit from new waste management practices, efficiency and a healthier environment. Businesses, and this is where NIKE comes in, would score improvements from an even leaner and greener supply chain.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/nike-nasa-launch-beyo...

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