The process is sort of like a marathon—just with less wheezing. But it's no less an accomplishment. BOWN has always been a collection of revolutionary stuff. And this year, I'm happy to report, is no different. Our Innovation of the Year, AirCarbon, is plastic fabricated from waste methane gas, not barrels of petroleum. It acts as a carbon sink, not a source. It costs less than standard plastic, and with comparable performance. And it can be produced anywhere with significant methane emissions: landfills, coal mines, and dairy farms. In short, it could completely change how we think about one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet.