In this episode of Borderless Executive Live, our host and founding partner of Borderless, Andrew Kris, is joined by Chris DeArmitt, PhD, President of Phantom Plastics, and author of The Plastics Paradox: Facts for a Brighter Future.
Andrew and Chris take on the controversial topic of plastics waste, as they cast a discerning eye on the environmental impact of plastics compared to other materials and aim to provide a balanced view on one of today’s most controversial debates.
“One of the worst things that you can do to a garment, in terms of its durability, is wash it.” So says Mark Sumner, a lecturer in sustainable fashion at the University of Leeds. But while he says reducing the frequency of our clothes washing is the right choice for the environment, he doesn’t advocate a complete washing machine moratorium.
Germany and Canada have teamed up to create what they tout as a “secure and reliable” transatlantic supply chain for green hydrogen. Within the expected long-term alliance, the partners hope to accelerate the commercialization of green hydrogen, which is produced by electrolyzing water using renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power.
Annual spending on energy-related capex projects is forecast to grow to $3 trillion to $5 trillion by 2030. A majority of contractors in a recent Bain survey see an opportunity to reduce project costs by 5% to 10%. Project owners and contractors agree that cost forecasts are often flawed, leaving project teams a narrow window for success.