Here's a new DVD that's eco-friendly. CD Digital Card of Rancho Cucamonga, CA has produced a new optical disc, the Flex DVD, that is lightweight, flexible and uses only half the polycarbonate chemicals of a standard DVD-5. While the Flex DVD has the standard capacity and playability features as a traditional DVD-5, it is light enough and flexible enough to drive down postal costs, while reducing damage through the postal process. The company also notes that the thin, flexible construction makes printing, binding and publishing less expensive.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
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