Most plastics carry a recycling label, but few are convenient to recycle in Switzerland. For 30 days, swissinfo.ch journalist Susan Misicka saved all of her plastic garbage. She filled four shopping bags, but found that not even half of the waste could be recycled. Is it as bad as it sounds? Currently, the Swiss collect 80,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling – mainly PET drink bottlesExternal link, plus milk, shampoo, detergent and other high-quality bottles. In theory, Switzerland could recycle an additional 112,000 tonnes of plastic per year. Put another way, everyone in Switzerland could collect and recycle another 14kg of plastic per year. But there is no federal system and few processing plants for recycling plastic in Switzerland.
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The next generation of problem-solvers need more than technical skills and expertise. They need experiences that allow them to see the designed world and its impact on people, collaborate and empathize across differences, and leverage their skills to redesign the world around them to meet the needs of all people in their communities. Digital Promise and Ciena are supporting educators and students to design solutions using Challenge Based Learning, a collaborative learning experience in which teachers and students work together to learn about compelling issues, propose solutions to real problems, and take action. Educators and students will navigate through the three phases of Challenge Based Learning—Engage, Investigate, and Act—to take positive action on a Sustainable Development Goal in their community.
It’s not just a risk factor. Sustainability offers opportunities for long-term value creation and unlocks new markets.
Earlier this month D-Wave Systems, the quantum computing pioneer that has long championed quantum annealing-based quantum computing (and sometimes taken heat for that approach), announced it was expanding into gate-based quantum computing.
Surprised? Perhaps we shouldn’t be. Spun out of the University of British Columbia in 1999, D-Wave initially targeted gate-based quantum computing and discovered how hard it would be to develop. The company strategy morphed early on.