The water bottling company Arrowhead has developed a half-liter bottle that contains 30 percent less plastic than the average half-liter beverage container. Named the “Eco-shape” bottle, the container is designed to maintain usability while reducing plastic content. The bottle’s new contour was created for consumers who want a conveniently shaped bottle that is also environmentally friendly. Arrowhead says consumer testing reveals four out of five consumers prefer the Eco-shape bottle.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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