Reusing cars and food
Two UK companies stood out at the GLOBE 2012 conference in Vancouver. Britain is fostering a burgeoning sustainability industry, with 15 represented at GLOBE alone. These companies were eager to show Canada what they could bring to the country. British Columbia Environment Minister, Terry Lake, complimented the U.K. on their strong showing and acknowledged that British Columbia could learn a few things from the U.K.
ASM is a biotech company that can convert organic (primarily food) waste from discard to a saleable fertilizer pellet in three days. In fact, food waste was the primary inspiration for founding the company.
CarTakeBack mines raw materials from cars and reintroduces them into the car making process. In Europe there is already a high value attached to reusing materials, since they have become scarce locally.