Share April, 2014David Saiia, co-founder of the nonprofit Reuse Everything Institute, Inc. (REII), has always been drawn to the field of sustainable development. His theory on corporate ecology, which seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between businesses and natural resources, reinforces the importance of sustainable capitalism (i.e., creating institutions that are based on both sound ecological and business principles) in preserving local ecosystems. His work in developing countries culminated in his invention of a lathe-type machine that cuts waste plastic bottles into ribbons, which can then be converted into a variety of building materials. Would you like to access the complete CEP Article? No problem. You just have to complete the following steps. You have completed 0 of 2 steps. Log in You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now. AIChE Membership You must be an AIChE member to view this article. Join now. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.