- Living Lab
Author: Connected World
Plastics flowing into the ocean are expected to almost triple by 2040; that is, of course, unless we take immediate action to protect our environment. SABIC and Microsoft are an example of two companies coming together to do something big for our environment. The two companies recently collaborated to create Microsoft’s first consumer electronic product—The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse—with an exterior shell containing 20% recycled ocean plastic. Ocean plastic is defined as plastic that has been certified by a third party as recovered from any ocean or ocean-feeding waterways or where it washed ashore from these locations. Ocean plastic differs…
Lithium prices are soaring, fueled by the EV (electric vehicle) momentum. Without lithium-ion batteries, there are no EVs. But as the U.S.(United States) heads towards a greener economy, we’re reminded that we do not yet have an alternative energy solution that doesn’t have some sort of environmental impact. As with almost any commodity, rising demand and prices may incentivize some suppliers to cut corners. The U.S. has some of the world’s strictest environmental standards, constraints that make establishing and maintaining a domestic lithium supply even more imperative. The U.S. is already running behind Bloomberg estimates that the U.S. will have…
The future of work discussion has always been an interesting one, but never so much as it is right now, because of how much has changed in the past 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, the shifts businesses needed to make to adjust to the new reality were so major that there just seems to be no going back to the former pre-pandemic status quo. In speaking with experts across industries, Connected World has found that enterprise leaders in just about every vertical believe the pandemic sped up trends that were already underway, like the shift to hybrid work models…
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