February 20, 2024

Joe DiGirolamo Shares Thermore’s Pursuit of Sustainability and Environmental Awareness [EP 427]

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Rick Saez
Joe DiGirolamo Shares Thermore's Pursuit of Sustainability and Environmental Awareness [EP 427]
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In this episode, Rick Saez welcomes Joe DiGirolamo, Director of Sales at insulation company Thermore. After sharing their early experiences with outdoor activities and their current hobbies, they delve into plastic recycling for insulation production. They discuss the importance of adopting sustainability both in the manufacturing processes and everyday operations. Thermore’s Ocean Down initiative, and the impact of our buying decisions on the environment. Joe illustrates these with his work in Thermore, particularly with the development of sustainable materials. He further urges listeners to make conscious, wise choices concerning consumption, especially when dealing with single-use plastics.

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Questions we Discussed

  • Share your first outdoor experience with us? Camping, hiking, biking, what was it?
  • How often do you get out to camp, hike, bike, etc, these days?
  • Tell us a bit about Thermore, it’s a family business founded in Italy?
  • You’ve been with Thermore a long time. What were you doing before joining Theremore?
  • Thermore has been driving sustainability since day one, where does that ethos come from?
  • How has the process of developing sustainable materials evolved over the years?
  • I don’t know much about Ocean bound plastic, what can you share with us about that?
  • How do you tweak the manufacturing to produce different insulation to fit different use cases? “blown” vs. “rolled for example.
  • What are the best practices we, as consumers, can do to achieve the same goal?
  • Tell us about Thermore’s Ocean Down. Has it been widely embraced?
  • What are some of your other initiatives to drive sustainability, both in manufacturing as well as day-to-day operations?
  • Do you have a favorite activity or place to get outside?
  • What is your favorite outdoor gear purchase under $100?
  • How about some of your favorite books?
  • Is there anything else you want to say or ask of our listeners?
  • Where can people find you if they’d like to follow up (email, Twitter, Instagram, etc)?

Learn More

To learn more about Joe and Thermore, visit their website at: https://www.thermore.com

You can also visit Thermore on these social sites:

YouTube

Linkedin

Facebook

Instagram

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Keywords

#Thermore, #JoeDiGirolamo, #Milan, #innovation, #sustainability, #recycled technology, #product development, #ocean-bound plastic, #Southeast Asia, #manufacturing, #recycled fibers, #single-use plastics, #plastic pollution, #sustainable materials, #outdoor industry, #family-owned, #outdoor activities, #golf, #tennis, #climate change, #environmental awareness

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