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Choosing sustainable products and materials

The increasing availability of product environmental information provides an opportunity for consumers to choose more sustainable products and for designers to be rewarded for selecting more sustainable materials. Here are some tips on how to do this.

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Biomimetics as a tool for the development of new materials

Biomimetics is on everyone’s lips and it is now difficult to imagine a future where it does not play a key role in the development of our society. The development of new materials is not unconcerned with this new discipline, though we must be aware of what we can obtain (and what we cannot) from […]

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Manufacturers Praise RMI Green Team Approach at June 6 Energy Forum

On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, over 190 business, government and academic leaders came to the Crowne Plaza Hotel to hear the remarkable success stories from the RMI Green Team initiative. Dr. Leo Christodoulou, the head of the U.S. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and leaders from the Maryland business community were […]

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GM Takes it Up a Notch in Maryland

Name the first company that comes to mind in Baltimore, Maryland that produces no landfill waste, saves turtles, earned its wildlife habitat certificate and generates nine percent of its electric power from the Sun. Hint: it’s a Baltimore area manufacturer. That’s right, it’s GM Baltimore Operations. You’re visually struck by the uniqueness of this facility. […]

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Going Inside Hunt Valley-based Green Bay Packaging

Today, I was at Green Bay Packaging (GBP) in Hunt Valley for the Inside Series hosted by RMI and the World Trade Center Institute. The Inside Series is a program that takes people inside manufacturing companies to learn about successful strategies, company culture, international trade and leadership. Today, we heard from General Manager Tyson Aschliman. Aschliman, […]

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