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Created by Dayyan Smith, IT Consultant at Netlight
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Dec 25, 2019
Cited in a Paper
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Time to take Silicone out of Silicon Valley

For my final project for my Materials Engineering class, I conducted an eco audit on silicone earbud tips and proposed a bioplastic elastomer as a material substitution. According to my estimation, switching to a biodegradable material could prevent up to 4.1 metric tons of waste each year from going into landfills. The calculations are based on generous assumptions about the global earphones market, but it is still helpful to have an upper bound.

Also in writing this paper I learned to use the AsciiDoc format.

Cited by Audio-Technica AU in 2021 internal product proposal
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