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ZW started in the early 1970’s when I formed the company that was eventually going to become Zero Waste Systems Inc. (ZWS) Up to that time, the term “Zero Waste” had never been used publicly.

We virtually never made any serious mistakes in taking in hopefully reusable chemicals. Once we accumulated about a thousand drums of copper-rich circuit board etchant and then found that the expected user did not want it. But we kept it in our yard and one day, a year later, a fellow from Arizona walked in looking for all the copper etchant he could find for his copper recovery unit.

We agreed to take fourteen drums of isoprene (the monomer for natural rubber) from the Diamond Shamrock company. It was brand new, sealed material so we foresaw no problem somehow finding a user but no user materialized. Not to worry though – I mixed it half and half with isopropyl alcohol and used it as an automotive fuel. It ran my Chevy pickup truck for about six months.

In recent years, the Adobe Flash Player has been a magnet for cyber criminals. The platform has been exploited and utilized as a launchpad for attacks on users, and several zero-day vulnerabilities have been discovered, including two identified in 2015. Because the media player has a considerable number of users, chances are good that it will continue to be a high-value target in the near future as well.

2015 brings two zero day discoveries
Flash began the year with several difficulties, including the discovery of two zero-day vulnerabilities within the first few weeks of 2015. According to Trend Micro, the first threat was uncovered toward the end of January and impacted users of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows.

This weakness enabled attackers to run specific code or entire software programs on victims’ computers, taking control of the system as if they were the device owners.

ZW started in the early 1970’s when I formed the company that was eventually going to become Zero Waste Systems Inc. (ZWS) Up to that time, the term “Zero Waste” had never been used publicly.

We virtually never made any serious mistakes in taking in hopefully reusable chemicals. Once we accumulated about a thousand drums of copper-rich circuit board etchant and then found that the expected user did not want it. But we kept it in our yard and one day, a year later, a fellow from Arizona walked in looking for all the copper etchant he could find for his copper recovery unit.

We agreed to take fourteen drums of isoprene (the monomer for natural rubber) from the Diamond Shamrock company. It was brand new, sealed material so we foresaw no problem somehow finding a user but no user materialized. Not to worry though – I mixed it half and half with isopropyl alcohol and used it as an automotive fuel. It ran my Chevy pickup truck for about six months.



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