These experiments are challenging the status quo around certain recycling processes.
It started with Target and Walmart, and is progressing with more retail giants after three years of conversation, conflicting priorities and compromise.
In this episode, we also debate the latest use case for blockchain, take stock of Hawaii's energy transition and honor a Japanese pioneer in lithium-ion battery technology.
These ideas could help design a system that keeps these materials from becoming trash in the first place.
Updating international standards can take things only so far. We need a more holistic and dynamic approach to innovation.