TG0 technology inherently reduces the use of rare earth metals through reducing reliance on electronic components, provides lightweighting opportunities and promotes longevity through ingress-free, seamless surfaces.
But, this is not enough, we are constantly improving ….
We recognise that as a business we have a responsibility and obligation to reduce our negative impact on the environment, and so are proactively researching new ways to do so.
This helps set a vision for the team to work towards and support the 2030 agenda.
‘Responsible Consumption and Production means circular material flows, zero waste, making products that last longer.’
Related SDG targets that TG0 will begin working towards include:
12.2 - Sustainable management and efficient use of resources
12.4 - Responsible management of wastes throughout their life cycle
12.5 - Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
12.8 - ensure people have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles
Responsibly develop products for their lifecycles.
We are working closely with our factories to create a closed-loop recycling process. Through utilising the moulding waste scraps we can ensure the feedstock used is of high quality.
Rapid Prototyping (RP) is a big part of TG0’s design process therefore we ensure to properly manage waste, with designated PLA and WEEE collections in-house.
By using fewer electrical components and connections we can ship more with less environmental impact.
Capturing prolonged value from our software enabled surfaces. For example. electrode re-mapping and algorithm development allows for upgrades and changes in use based on the SW, not the HW.
Reduce the risk of dirt ingress meaning controls should be less prone to failure.
TG0 sensing can be integrated into a product in such a way to allow repair and/or replaceability
TG0 patented technology utilities smart sensing polymers, it is possible to use just one material for sensing, therefore simplifying EOL disposal
We understand that sustainability is a lot broader than just looking at an individual product, it is related to how the company operates and its upstream and downstream activities.
We are happy to work in alignment with your company’s sustainability strategy to meet your environmental goals through designing in a more thoughtful way:
We have the capability to generate simplified LCA reports on our products, and provide services such as:
TG0 uses the Ecochain Mobius tool to conduct a simplified LCA of the PLC, with access to various databases including Ecoinvent.