Volume 4, Issue 1

Top Left: The No-Flush(TM) Waterless Urinal employs a trap containing lighter-weight fluid which prevents odor from entering a room while saving water and maintenance costs. The waterless urinal is connected directly to standard waste pipes in a building’s plumbing system. Photo credit: Waterless Co., LCC. www.waterless.com.

Top Center: Pesticide container with a Texas Instruments radio frequence identification (RFID) tag. The tag provides unique identity to each container allowing it to be tracked through production, distribution, and recycling channels, facilitating recovery at end of life. Photo credit: Texas Instruments.

Bottom Right: Diagram of inter-company system for compressed air in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The sharing of the system, part of a developing network of symbiotic linkages, reduces energy use by 20-40%. Photo credit: Hoek Loos Botlek Co.

Top Right: Prototype cellular phone by Motorola containing significantly less lead solder and brominated flame retardants than its predecessor. This reduction of hazardous materials helps minimize the possibility of releasing these materials into the environment after the end of the product’s useful life. Photo credit: Motorola, Inc.

Bottom: The Bigfoot System for site-forming concrete pier footings is a post-consumer HDPE plastic form that screws easily to a cardboard construction tube, saving time and concrete. Photo credit: F&S Manufacturing. http://bigfootsystems.com/