Episode 141: Lexmark's long-held circular mindset, VERGE Vanguard vignettes
Also on this episode, the journey to decarbonize aviation through the eyes of an airport sustainability chief.
Week in Review
Tune in around 7:10 for a roundup of news.
Reflections from VERGE Vanguard honorees (22:00)
A selection of sound bites — on topics ranging from building consensus to what's next for the carbon removal movement from five of the individuals honored on our inaugural list of trailblazers in clean energy, transportation at the circular economy. Hear from renewable microgrid maven Seth Baruch (Kaiser Permanente), carbon removal champion Noah Deich (Carbon180), godmother of impact investing Nancy Pfund (DBL Partners), trash treasure hunter Tom Szaky (TerraCycle) and ringleader of renewable energy buyers (Bill Weihl, formerly with Facebook and Google).
The role of ground control in sustainable aviation (42:05)
Air transportation accounts for an estimated 2 percent to 3 percent of global emissions. Can it ever be truly sustainable? Erin Cooke, the director of sustainability for San Francisco International Airport, considers burgeoning efforts to help the industry move to less-intensive jet fuel options.
Lexmark's long legacy in circular economy practices (48:36)
The printer maker, which was once part of IBM, has been collecting and reusing cartridges for at least 25 years. John Gagel, global senior manager for corporate sustainability, chats about why the company is so focused on keep materials in circulation for as long as possible — and not just within its own products.
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