088: Sustainable Product Manufacturing: Tips & Its Significance

088: The Importance of Sustainable Product Manufacturing

August 11, 2021

With Jacob Rothman, CEO of Velong Industries Manufacturing

088: The Importance of Sustainable Product Manufacturing

Jacob Rothman is the CEO of Platform88, a manufacturer that helps startups with their first production runs in Asia. Platform88 is a division of Jacob’s 8-factory manufacturing conglomerate called Velong Industries, which is powered by 1,500 employees. Today, Jacob is going to share his extensive knowledge on how inventors, startups, and small manufacturers should factor in manufacturing and product sustainability. He will also delve into how today’s innovators can incorporate sustainable practices into their operations in an optimal manner and what types of sustainable options are out there for your physical product invention.

Today you will hear us talk about:

  • How Jacob built an 8-factory manufacturing conglomerate in China, now with 1,500 employees.
  • Try to look at the world as a planet, not as individual countries.
  • Big companies are prioritizing sustainability more, not just for sales, but in order to contribute to the improvement of the world as a whole. Target, Metro in Germany, Walmart, and Woolies are a few great examples.
  • Buyers at these places enterprises care. They are getting younger and more actively involved in sustainability, and thus so are the end-buyers.
  • Sustainable Material Examples: Algea/organic materials, ocean plastics, recycled stainless steel, recycled trash.
  • How to make the manufacturing environment more sustainable by focusing on improving power means, waste management, and education.

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Thanks for tuning in! See you next time.