george@venture-store.com
+61 484 344 058
 
November 2016
Circular Economy Discussion | GEORGE TOMESKI

Hi,

THANKS FOR THE AWESOME THOUGHT PROVOKING OPPORTUNITY

The Problem

MOST OF THE PRESSING PROBLEMS FACING HUMANITY ARE DUE TO THE LIMITS

OF THE MATERIALS USED TO MAKE STUFF.

As a result the "take, make & turf" production / consumption

model has the planet at breaking point.

Been a buzz exploring the issues,

contemplating the problem

& generating ideas for solutions.

george@venture-store.com
+61 484 344 058
 
November 2016
What's Magic?

So validation isn't as straightforward as pointing to a business case in market.

But the advances in the required tech is all around us.

After all, if we can edit our DNA, grow organs.....

 

FROM POLLUTANT

TO CLEANSER

A plastic bottle reacts to the soil it's dropped in,

and changes into something valuable to that ecology

FROM POLLUTANT

TO NUTRIENT

A plastic bottle reacts to the water it's washed into,

and changes into something valuable to that ecology

FROM POLLUTANT

TO PLANT

A plastic bottle dropped in a garden bed in a suburban home,

grows into a flower

FROM POLLUTANT

TO ORGANIC SOLAR CELL

A plastic bottle that breaks down into organic solar sells,

helping deliver power to far flung environments

FROM POLLUTANT

TO ORGANISM

A plastic bottle reacts to the nutrient deficient soil it's dropped in,

and changes to grow nourishing organisms

How? 

PROGRAMMABLE MOLLECULES

/ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

CODING MATERIAL TO DO WHAT OUR ECOLOGY NEEDS

What else did I consider? 

LOTS. BUT NOTHING SEEMED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM AS COMPELLINGLY AS THE IDEA THAT WE COULD  CODE MATERIALS TO BEHAVE AS ECOLOGY NEEDS.

 CHANGE THE LIMITATIONS

OF MATERIALS

The Solution?

Re-enginner materials so that they contribute to our ecology when disposed.

Materials are the defining input in the "take/make/dispose" model.

Changing the limitations of materials will integrate the model into our ecology. 

MATERIALS THAT CHANGE FORM, CONTRIBUTING TO THE ENVIRONMENT THEY'RE DISPOSED IN.

End State

Coke and Red Garage should have a global eco system of designers,

developers and manufacturers dedicated to the re-purposing of materials

 

There is a big business in this. It contributes to a solution.

But the problem of materials persists.

 

I think it's a disruptive approach to a big problem

A SOLUTION THAT MAY PROVE MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN TRANSFORMING EACH PILLAR OF THE OF TAKE, MAKE & DISPOSE MODEL.

Creative uses for existing materials,

more efficient re-cycling of existing production inputs, more art from materials, more & more re-use.

I agree that we need more of;

I Agree

THIS IDEA RELIES ON TOMORROWS TECHNOLOGY TO SOLVE TODAYS PROBLEM. 

THE IDEA

FROM POLLUTANT

TO VEGETATION

Plastic bottles that transform landfill into vegetation,

re-building the food chain in third world environments

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