Presentation on theme: "Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability Photo courtesy of RhizomeImages.com Accelerating Profitable Sustainability."— Presentation transcript:
Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability Photo courtesy of RhizomeImages.com Accelerating Profitable Sustainability
About NBIS NBIS is the Northwest non-profit dedicated to enabling professionals and businesses in driving profitable sustainability
The NBIS Mission Deliver expertise, education, and partnership opportunities to help businesses and professionals advance their organizations in Environmentally Socially Economically sustainable ways Globally Competitive Companies
What we do… NBIS creates opportunities for business leaders to share knowledge and achievements… Contribute to local and global sustainability! Learn best practices and practical implementation strategies…
NBIS at a Glance
Founded in 2007 Pioneering innovation, economic development and waste reduction strategies for the region. Charter and Current Members: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company Cascade Designs Cascadia Consulting Cedar Grove Composting/Emerald Services Correctional Industries E3 Energy Partners Genie Industries/Terex Intalco/Alcoa Impact Washington King County Solid Waste Leader International NewWood Manufacturing Nucor Steel Rhizome Design Seattle Public Utilities Shell Puget Sound Refinery Washington State University Regional Engagement: By-Product Synergy NW Pending: St. Gobain Containers Cosmo Specialty Fibers ReKlaim Jorgenson Forge
Endorsements: Puget Sound Regional Council King County City of Seattle Skagit County enterpriseSeattle Project Leadership: BPS NW is a regional program of NBIS managed in collaboration with: Washington State Department of Ecology Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) US Business Council for Sustainable Development Project Leadership
By-Product Synergy is a creative process that works through collaboration between companies to Foster cross-industry communication Break down barriers between government and industry Engage small and large companies Create business benefit while reducing environmental impacts A Process for Success
Savings – reduced waste disposal costs; reductions in new materials purchased; better price for waste materials Best Practices –energy and water reduction strategies; solutions from other companies Access to technical expertise – materials and substitution advice; testing and research expertise Opportunities to dialogue with regulators The Project Delivers
Mattress Disassembly – Correctional Industries: job training, revenue, and materials reclamation. Acetone Redistilling – Canyon Creek Cabinet Company: hazardous waste reduction & savings. Steel Shot Blast – Nucor Steel, Genie Industries: feedstock supply; diversion of waste from landfill. Rags Repurpose – Canyon Creek Cabinet, Exotic Metals : diversion of waste from landfill, cost savings, extending the use-life of local resources. Battery recycle restriction -regulation lifted Working Groups & Impacts Heavy Industry Working Group – addressing common materials challenges. Refractory Brick Roundtable – exploring local reuse opportunities Sheet Plastic Roundtable: plastic waste to new product.
Project Expansion Materials Innovation Exchange The Exchange is a unique regional and global resource that responds to the growing need for a centralized go-to location for sharing experience, success stories, solutions, local resources and technical expertise. We offer solutions on both a local and a global scale - local marketplace and resources; global knowledge bank. The site is participatory and backed by world class expertise. Anyone can access the site and contribute –typically siloed information is available to anyone interested in innovation and creative solutions.
Your Participation is invited! Market your materials and share your ideas and successes! Registration and use is free. Gain visibility and support the site – become a Launch Sponsor or purchase an ad! sponsor/become-a-sponsor/ sponsor/become-a-sponsor/ Learn More!
Mary Rose Karl Ostrom Co-Founders and Executive Directors st Avenue S Seattle, WA