ECOR technology designed to disrupt the well-entrenched disposable economy. Until we start moving away from systems focused only on fast profits, hidden costs will continue to saddle future generations. The circular alternative is to create balanced systems of inputs and outputs, so that all materials have a residual value via full recyclability and C02 avoidance.
ECOR’s design focuses on the end of a product’s life cycle, integrating recyclability and circularity into the DNA of our products.
We are redefining “waste” not as a problem, but as a stable resource solution. Our USDA certified 100% Bio-based material re-uses and up-cycles diverted waste and agricultural fibers before these materials enter the traditional waste disposal system.
Legacy wood products (MDF, particle board, plywood) use virgin trees and petro-chemicals.
Mature trees provide our best CO2 conversion and storage technology. Not only does the timber industry continue to be transportation heavy and petroleum dependent, but also most panel products end up completely un-recyclable due to petroleum based toxic glues and binders. The UN has declared deforestation must stop.
By using diverted waste as a resource, and designing products to be fully recyclable, we can begin to unlock the potential for circularity. We have engaged in a collaborative R&D process focused on the complete lifecycle of products. We are a leader in Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) design concepts focusing the end of useful life in every step of production. ECOR-1 has a 20-year useful life and is fully recyclable.
We have created a commercially viable and scalable closed-loop supply chain solution. Working with large consumer brands, we have diverted and up-cycled their waste fibers into ECOR raw materials, then created a valuable product for the same brand out of that waste. This process has resulted in dozens of new FiberAlloy blends for hundreds of potential uses. Not only are these brands attracted to ECOR’s sustainability features, now supply chain reliability has become a top priority in today’s unpredictable world.
Circularity can also provide a catalyst to eliminate unsustainable waste disposal systems. Incineration, landfill, sea disposal or foreign export will eventually be phased out, country by country, very soon. Locales that envision waste diversion as a source of clean, reliable raw materials will see the elimination of these obsolete systems as huge economic benefit, not a burdensome cost. As raw material costs continue to escalate, waste could become the “oil” of the future, expediting the transition away from landfill and incineration. Clean localized production leads to local positive environmental and economic impact.
Seeing these positive impacts in place, ECOR technology could change outdated perceptions. ECOR can provide a real-world example that valuable resources with potential new uses should never end up in a landfill. Diverted waste could quickly become the most reliable, price stable and CO2 efficient source for most raw materials. ECOR has the potential to disrupt the materials industry to make this a reality.