Video: Industrial Symbiosis

In this week’s video, Sen. Sharon Brown is joined by Rhys Roth, Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure. The two discuss Senate Bill 6430 — Brown’s measure to establish an industrial symbiosis program for Washington. So what on earth is ‘industrial symbiosis?’ Despite the complicated name, the idea behind it is quite simple. Instead of wasting the excess resources generated by a particular facility, the byproduct is captured and redirected for use by another strategically located facility. It’s a smart way to bring industry and environmentalists together that originated in Denmark, but which already starting to take root right here in the Tri-Cities.