TAKING OUT GE’S TRASH
A mini-documentary starring Jeff Fulgham
of GE Power & Water and Tom Szaky of TerraCycle
In 2009, Americans disposed of enough trash to fill Madison Square Garden eight times. That’s three times more trash than what we produced in 1960. In 2001, Tom Szaky first conceived of an idea that demonstrates that one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure. Szaky has built his company on the premise that every piece of trash, from a soda bottle to a potato chip bag, can take on a new life through composting, “upcycling” (reusing trash as raw materials) or recycling.
Synergy with GE Ecomagination
Whether it’s converting wastewater into saleable energy or waste heat into our next power source, the concept of creating value out of waste is home base for GE. Ecomagination is working to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, and figuring out what to do with the world’s waste ranks high on that list.
At Compass Summit
Participants will have an opportunity to watch the film and hear from Jeff and Tom on stage. They will ask us to consider What’s Possible with our ever-increasing garbage, What Matters as we strive to reduce our environmental impact, and What’s Ahead – for manufacturing, for our concept of consumption, and for us.