SUSTAINABILITY: MATERIALS

Localisation and Consolidation of Multiple Products

Industry today is focused on material extraction and creation from a central source, processing in limited locations and then distribution all over the world - often in volumes many times higher than what remains in the finished product

This is exceptionally wasteful for one and the transportation consequences of this are equally horrific: a product like a car may create pollutive impacts as much as 10 times what they would produce in a year in running

So we stop it.  Pateo factories will where possible use local materials only, eliminating transport, packaging, sub-processing and so on.  Our designs are such that we will focus on the use of waste materials from Product A in Product B: Leaves from Bamboo in our houses may be used in high quality Composite Panel Materials used in our cars.  Product B's waste into Product C: Offcuts from the car Panels may go to packaging of our rice products - the husks from the rice are used to feed fish, the waste from the fish is used to feed the bamboo.

Isn't that obvious - a fully contained ecosystem can maximise it's efficiency - and that is the Pateo way.

High Tech Materials in Low Cost Environments

To be in line with our goals we have to be cost effective, we have to be clean and we have to find materials which are not depletive.   With our scientific team and access to Great University Partners around the world we have access to an understanding of the gold that exists in what has previously been considered waste.  Waste from crops that can make materials 10 times stronger than steel and a fraction as light for example - and can be produced in a simple factory with a low investment by workers who quickly become skilled in the materials and able to create nearly anything imaginable.

At Pateo we have these technologies now and our expanding development network from all over the world will discover many more in locations which have never been touched before focused  on what was previously burned or dumped into landfill to create truly useful end products. 

Cyclicality in Design

Any product that we design will be designed for a long life, and that may not be only one life: a number of products do wear or deform, this is unavoidable - but what is left behind can also have use.  A focus for us is the preciousness of any material that we use: and in the design phase any product we product must have a downstream use - or we do not do it...

Pateo Rules for Materials

Until 2023 75% of all materials in any Pateo project must be:

  • Sourced and Processed from and in the country of Production

  • Not competitive with the local food supply

  • Re-usable at the end of the product life cycle

  • and one or more of the following:

    • Produced from renewable Materials - a strong focus on Bio-composite materials

    • Waste Material from Other Production Processes or Elsewhere in the community

    • From retuned/retired Pateo or other Products

    • Materials with high value secondary waste usage legacy

*beyond 2023 material targets should be increased subject to review
 

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