Orbiting approximately 250 miles above Earth’s surface, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a platform to address the sustainability challenges our planet faces in ways not possible on Earth. Research and technology development leveraging the ISS National Laboratory could lead to innovative solutions to environmental issues such as water sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, and the plastics dilemma.
In 2019, the ISS National Lab held a sustainability workshop focused on how the orbiting laboratory could address plastic pollution in Earth’s environment. The ISS National Lab Sustainability Challenge: Beyond Plastics builds on this workshop’s recommendations to address the plastics dilemma through the design and production of sustainable polymers aided by access to space.
The ISS National Lab is building an ecosystem of sustainability professionals and researchers to contribute to future sustainability initiatives. This is a unique opportunity to work together with a community of talented and passionate individuals, companies, and organizations on scientific research and innovation that benefits our planet. Sign up to join us, help contribute to important sustainability initiatives, and stay informed about upcoming ISS National Lab activities in this area.
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