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How Ants Can Exterminate the Cardboard Box | Scott Gravelle | TEDxYYC



The cardboard box is helping kill our environment. Billions of cardboard boxes are produced each year in North America, and drastic shifts in consumer behaviour (including the expectations of fast deliveries, selection demand, low prices, seamless return processes) have resulted in a significant increase in cardboard landfill waste. The solution lies in the backend. With over 20 years of automation experience, CEO Scott Gravelle shares how the workflow of natural systems can inspire a more eco-friendly commerce industry and challenges us to rethink our own habits. Scott Gravelle is the CEO & CTO of ATTAbotics. He drives the company's vision, product design, and technical innovation. Over his 25-year career, he has been an innovator in the integration and implementation of digital manufacturing technologies, as well as a machine designer and entrepreneur. Scott has taken on several different professional roles throughout his career including an army medic, competitive hang glider pilot, reality TV show contestant, and partner in a globally recognized longboard company. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


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